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Wireless Networking Fundamentals

Video Description

In this Wireless Networking Fundamentals training course, expert author Mark Long will teach you the basics of understanding how wireless networks behave and misbehave, as well as the technologies needed for better network design and implementation. This course is designed for users that are already familiar with wireless networks.

You will start by learning about wireless basics, including how wireless works, wireless components, and measuring wireless power. From there, Mark will teach you about RF behaviors, wireless signalling, and signal transmission. This video tutorial also covers wireless LANs, wireless security fundamentals, and WLAN design and threats. Finally, you will learn about WLAN troubleshooting, including SNR issues, hidden node obstruction, and full power transmission.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will have gained a solid understanding of how radio frequency signalling will allow for better network design and implementation.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction 00:03:35
    2. Wireless Networking History 00:04:47
    3. Wireless Certifications 00:05:01
    4. Standards Organizations 00:05:26
    5. WiFi Alliance 00:04:52
    6. 802.11 Standards Part - 1 00:05:05
    7. 802.11 Standards Part - 2 00:06:03
    8. Regulatory Bodies 00:04:52
  2. Wireless Basics
    1. How Wireless Works 00:04:52
    2. Wireless SWOTs 00:04:51
    3. Wireless Signal Characteristics 00:05:08
    4. Wireless Components 00:05:33
    5. Measuring Wireless Power Part - 1 00:04:40
    6. Measuring Wireless Power Part - 2 00:02:46
    7. Wireless Topologies 00:04:23
  3. Understanding RF
    1. RF Behaviors Part - 1 00:05:28
    2. RF Behaviors Part - 2 00:05:08
    3. RF Behaviors Part - 3 00:03:02
    4. RF Math 00:04:31
    5. Rule of 10s And 3s 00:05:24
    6. What is EIRP 00:02:47
    7. Understanding Beamwidth 00:02:57
  4. Wireless Signaling
    1. Bands Channels And Frequencies 00:06:12
    2. What is Spread Spectrum 00:06:35
    3. FHSS 00:04:12
    4. DSSS 00:05:53
    5. OFDM 00:06:43
    6. Common Wireless Bands 00:05:25
    7. 2.4 GHz Basics Part - 1 00:05:46
    8. 2.4 GHz Basics Part - 2 00:05:21
    9. 5 GHz Basics Part - 1 00:04:48
    10. 5 GHz Basics Part - 2 00:04:21
    11. Bandwidth And Throughput 00:02:33
  5. Signal Transmission
    1. Antenna Basics Part - 1 00:05:06
    2. Antenna Basics Part - 2 00:04:03
    3. Basic Antenna Types 00:05:31
    4. Radiation Patterns 00:04:42
    5. Reading Polar Charts 00:05:19
    6. Parabolic And Grid Antennas 00:02:34
    7. Sector Antennas 00:03:05
    8. Line of Sight 00:04:04
    9. Fresnel Zones 00:05:56
    10. Understanding Antenna Diversity 00:05:26
    11. MIMO 00:05:39
    12. Understanding Attenuators 00:03:51
    13. VSWR 00:06:16
    14. Installation Concerns 00:06:26
  6. Wireless LANs
    1. Wireless LAN Basics 00:06:28
    2. Access Point Basics 00:06:24
    3. SSID Basics 00:04:53
    4. BSS And BSSID 00:05:20
    5. Distribution System 00:03:39
    6. Extended Service Set 00:04:49
    7. Independent Basic Service Set 00:03:35
    8. Mesh Basic Service Set 00:04:14
    9. Access Point Modes 00:05:11
    10. CSMA/CD And CSMA/CA 00:06:27
  7. Wireless Security Fundamentals
    1. Wireless Security Challenges 00:05:04
    2. Wireless Security Policy 00:05:47
    3. AAA 00:04:27
    4. Data Protection 00:05:36
    5. Segmentation And Monitoring 00:05:34
    6. Client Authentication Options 00:04:41
    7. WEP 00:06:16
    8. WPA And WPA2 00:05:45
    9. 802.1x 00:03:45
    10. MAC Filtering 00:03:36
  8. WLAN Design
    1. Site Survey 00:05:44
    2. Site Survey Tools 00:05:42
    3. Customer Education 00:05:17
    4. Existing WLAN Considerations 00:05:23
    5. Security Requirements 00:04:35
    6. AP Placement And Settings 00:05:33
    7. Coverage Analysis 00:05:57
  9. WLAN Threats
    1. Rouge AP 00:05:19
    2. Soft APs 00:03:20
    3. Eavesdropping 00:05:18
    4. Configuration Errors 00:04:43
    5. Denial of Service 00:04:26
  10. WLAN Troubleshooting
    1. Troubleshooting 101 00:06:02
    2. RF Interference 00:03:49
    3. Adjacent Channel Interference 00:05:27
    4. SNR Issues 00:04:40
    5. Hidden Node Obstruction Part - 1 00:05:04
    6. Hidden Node Obstruction Part - 2 00:01:23
    7. Full Power Transmission 00:02:55
    8. Physical Environment 00:03:11
  11. Conclusion
    1. Wrap Up 00:03:25