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Hardcover Wireless LANs: Implementing Interoperable Networks Book

ISBN: 1578700817

ISBN13: 9781578700813

Wireless LANs: Implementing Interoperable Networks

This title explores the IEEE standard (802.11) and the European standard (HiPerLAN) for implementing wireless LANs, promoting interoperability and stability. It provides information on: how and why to... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Dated but Case studies describe applications

Since this text was released 2 years after the IEEE 802.11 (1 to 2 Mbps)standard was ratified and in the same year that the IEEE 802.11b (11 Mbps) standard was ratified, the reader can imagine that the book focuses primarily on the 802.11 standard. The author was an active member of the IEEE 802.11 Working group and so he provides valuable information about the standard including the details of how the standard governs the Medium Access Control (MAC) Layer and the Physical (PHY) Layer of the OSI model. The author also gives detailed information regarding how to implement an 802.11 network.Still, the most important part of the book is that it is replete with case studies. The author gives more than 30 examples of actual implementations in commercial environments (plus 1 federal government and 1 local government example). These case studies are nicely indexed in the front cover of the book. If you are interested in this book, you should definitely investigate his more recent book -- Wireless LANs, 2nd Edition. As usual, he explains wireless networking concepts clearly.

Wireless LAN's in a nutshell

I found this book to be quite helpful. Each chapter is a new step in getting prepared and setting up a wireless LAN. There is a lot of good information provided in this book, from history of wireless to implementing your wireless. It gives both sides of the network too, the pro's and the con's- most books only do one or the other. In my opinion, this book is designed for both the amateur and the experienced network administrator- basic and technical at the same time. I would recommend this book to anyone.

Easy Reading

This book is an excellent book for anyone who wants to understand or implement IEEE 802.11 related products. It is so easy to read and was well organized.

Well Written and Authoritative

Apart from covering the subject matter in comprehensively and in detail, it's one of the few books on communications and networking that's clear and well written. I hope the author decides to write more books on networking.

Best book I've seen on wireless LANs!!

If you're developing or implementing wireless LANs, this is definitely the book you should have! After reading the book, it's evident the author (Jim Geier) has a great deal of practical experience implementing wireless networks. His writing style makes the book very pleasant to read. The book does a great job of explaining up-to-date wireless LAN technologies and implemenation steps. The chapters on the IEEE 802.11 standard show how the protocol works and cleared up a lot of my previous confusion of what the standard can and can't do. Additional chapters show what you need to do in order to compensate for where 802.11 falls short. I especially enjoyed the many case studies and implementation notes spread throughout the book. They showed how the concepts can be used in the real world.
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