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Designing and Deploying 802.11n Wireless Networks by Jim Geier

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Chapter 3. Wireless LAN Types and Components

This chapter will introduce you to:

Types of Wireless LANs

Wireless LAN Components

Network Infrastructure Components

The 802.11 standard specifies details on how wireless LANs (WLANs) operate, with emphasis on stations (often referred to as client radios or cards) and access points which form ad hoc and infrastructure types of WLANs. This chapter defines each of these primary configuration types and components, and others.

Types of Wireless LANs

It is possible to configure WLANs into different architectures, depending on requirements of the system. These physical architectures include the following:

Ad hoc

Infrastructure

Mesh

Ad Hoc Wireless LANs

Ad hoc WLANs (sometimes referred ...

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