802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide 2nd edition by Gast

By Gast

As we know by means of now, instant networks provide many benefits over mounted (or stressed) networks. optimum on that checklist is mobility, due to the fact going instant frees you from the tether of an Ethernet cable at a table. yet that is simply the end of the cable-free iceberg. instant networks also are extra versatile, speedier and more uncomplicated that you can use, and more cost-effective to installation and maintain.The de facto regular for instant networking is the 802.11 protocol, including wireless (the instant usual often called 802.11b) and its speedier cousin, 802.11g. With easy-to-install 802.11 community to be had in all places you switch, the alternative turns out uncomplicated, and plenty of humans dive into instant computing with much less concept and making plans than they might provide to a stressed community. yet it truly is clever to be accustomed to either the features and hazards linked to the 802.11 protocols. And 802.11 instant Networks: The Definitive advisor, 2d variation is the appropriate position to start.This up to date version covers every little thing you will ever want to know approximately instant know-how. Designed with the method administrator or critical domestic consumer in brain, it is a no-nonsense consultant for establishing 802.11 on home windows and Linux. one of the wide selection of subject matters lined are discussions on:deployment concerns community tracking and function tuning instant safety concerns tips to use and choose entry issues community tracking necessities instant card configuration safeguard matters designated to instant networks With instant know-how, the benefits to its clients are certainly considerable. businesses not need to care for the trouble and rate of wiring constructions, and families with numerous pcs can keep away from fights over who is on-line. And now, with 802.11 instant Networks: The Definitive advisor, 2d version, you could combine instant know-how into your present infrastructure with the maximum self assurance.

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By definition, the network medium in a wireless network is not a well-defined path consisting of a physical cable, but a radio link with a particular encoding and modulation. Signals can be sent or received by anybody in possession of the radio techniques, which are of course well known because they are open standards. Interception of data is child's play, given that the medium is open to anybody with the right network interface, and the network interface can be purchased for less than $50 at your local consumer electronics store.

Although it is possible to tap or redirect signals, physical access control makes it much harder for an intruder to gain surreptitious access to the network. Wireless networks have a much more open network medium. By definition, the network medium in a wireless network is not a well-defined path consisting of a physical cable, but a radio link with a particular encoding and modulation. Signals can be sent or received by anybody in possession of the radio techniques, which are of course well known because they are open standards.

As a writer himself, Glenn also pointed out several locations where better examples would make my points much clearer. 1X supplicant on the major operating systems. Terry also is one of the architects of the wireless authentication system at the University of Utah. His expertise can be felt throughout the early part of the book on security specifications, as well as in the practical matter of using supplicants and building an authentication system. 11, and share their knowledge with me. 1X. The real world is far too messy for the classroom.

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