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Understanding Wireless Networking

D. C. Sonkhla
SDE Computer
Understanding Wireless
Networking

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Multiple Access

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4 Way Handshake (Cont’d)
Access
Point Laptop

RTS

CTS

Data

ACK
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PCMCIA wireless card

Used For
Portables:

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PCI and USB adapters
Used For
PCI adapterDesktops: USB adapter
(inside) (outside)

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1 Mbps DSSS

2 Mbps DSSS

5.5 Mbps DSSS

11 Mbps DSSS

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 How much distance can be
supported by one AP
(802.11b)
 50M : 11 Mbps
 80M : 5.5 Mbps
 120M : 2 Mbps
 150M : 1 Mbps
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 How much distance can be
supported by one AP
(802.11g)
 20M : 54 Mbps
 40M : 27 Mbps
 80M : 6 Mbps
 100M : 1 Mbps
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Setup #1

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Alternate Setup (Cont’d)

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Typical Wi-Fi Setup

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Way to Amplify WiFi Signals

A WiFi repeater
is installed to
Wireless
extend
Access Point
coverage.

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Infrastructure Required for Wi-Fi Security

Client
Access Point Radius
Server

Certificate
Server
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