This section outlines the concept and applications of wireless LANs,
introduces wireless terminology and principles of operation.
This section provides an overview of RF behaviour and power output
regulations. Basic RF link budget calculations and modulation
techniques used within wireless LANs are also examined.
Spread Spectrum and Multiple Access Techniques
This section describes the uses of spread spectrum techniques.
Direct Sequence and Frequency Hopping technologies are examined.
OFDM coding and multiple access schemes are considered.
Wireless Network Architectures
This section looks at the architecture of Wireless LANs and examines
the provision of hot spots and mesh networking. The process of
joining a wireless LAN, authentication and association, and roaming
in a wireless network is also examined.
This section identifies the various wireless standards
organisations, examines ETSI rules, identifies the licensed and
unlicensed frequency ranges and channels, and provides an overview
of the various 802.11 and 802.16 standards. Wi-Fi and WiMAX
Certification is discussed and the role of the Wi-Fi Forum and WiMAX
Forum is examined.
802.11 Infrastructure Devices
This section introduces and examines the functionality of the
devices that may be provided in wireless LAN implementations.
Implementation of these devices within a wireless network are
This section identifies the different types of antenna that may be
used and examines the characteristics of each. Issues regarding the
positioning and mounting of indoor and outdoor antennas and their
coverage areas are discussed.
Wireless LAN Security
This section provides an analysis of 802.11 security issues and
examines available security solutions. Security best-practice and
recommendations are discussed
This section introduces the possible role of WiMAX within wireless
networks and discusses the functionality of 802.16. Implementation
scenarios are introduced and discussed.