This chapter covers the following subjects:
Principles of Antennas: Covers antenna concepts.
Common Antenna Types: Describes omnidirectional and directional antennas.
Antenna Connectors and Hardware: Looks at some of the connectors used in wireless deployments as well as other common hardware.
In any wireless network, the capability to propagate the signal is key. Without that capability, the whole concept of a wireless network falls apart. In this chapter, you will learn about antenna principles, along with some common antenna and connector types.
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