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CompTIA® Security+™: Study Guide, Fifth Edition by Emmett Dulaney

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Working with Wireless Systems

The days of coax running through the room are past. More and more, we are moving to an environment where wireless is the networking topology of choice. To make that environment successful, and to pass the CompTIA exam, you need to understand the 802.11 standards that are applicable, as well as the technologies—the implementations of those standards—in use today.

This section looks at the protocols you need to know, as well as the transport layer implementation.

IEEE 802.11x Wireless Protocols

The IEEE 802.11x family of protocols provides for wireless communications using radio frequency transmissions. The frequencies in use for 802.11 standards are the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz frequency spectrum. Several standards and ...

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