Building a Cisco Wireless Lan - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781928994589, 9780080476247

Building a Cisco Wireless Lan

1st Edition

Authors: Syngress
eBook ISBN: 9780080476247
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 29th May 2002
Page Count: 528
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Description

Enable enterprise-wide information access using Cisco wireless networks Wireless networks are rapidly becoming a viable alternative to traditional wired LANs (Local Area Networks), mainly because of the convenience they provide. By implementing a wireless network, companies eliminate the need and expense of installing fixed cables, outlet ports or patch panels. Building a Cisco Wireless LAN is for individuals designing and supporting a Cisco wireless LAN. The book contains detailed information on the process for the thorough and accurate network design for the Cisco 340, 350, and UBR 7200 series. The contains detailed information on the configuration and troubleshooting of a Cisco WLAN installation. The book offers an introduction to wireless technology from the fundamental principles to the actual implementation.

Key Features

The first book for Cisco LAN users looking to upgrade to a wireless network Ideal for Network administrators looking into wireless network technology for the first time

Table of Contents


Foreword

Chapter 1 Introduction to Wireless Local Area Networks

Introduction

Reviewing Networking Basics

Defining Topologies

CSMA/CD versus Deterministic Access

Understanding How Wireless Fits into the OSI System Model

Tracking Data through the OSI System Model

Review of TCP/IP Basics

Understanding TCP/IP Addressing

Summary

Solutions Fast Track

Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 2 Wireless LAN Overview

Introduction

Understanding the Fundamentals of Radio Frequency

Wireless Radio Signal Transmission and Reception

Frequency

Bandwidth

Modulation

Communicating with Wireless LAN Technologies

Microwave Technology

Infrared Technology

Spread Spectrum Technology

Implementing a Wireless LAN Architecture

Logical Wireless System Components

Physical Wireless System Components

Keeping Pace with Wireless Networking Standards

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

Summary

Solutions Fast Track

Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 3 Cisco Wireless LAN Product Line

Introduction

Overview of Cisco Wireless Systems

Cisco’s WLAN Product Line

Using WLANs for Individual User Connectivity

Using WLANs to Connect Campuses

Cisco’s Aironet 3X0 Series APs and Bridges

The Cisco Aironet 350 Series

Features of the Cisco Aironet 340 Series

Cisco’s Aironet Wireless NICs

Cisco Aironet Antennas

Ceiling Mount Omni-Directional Antenna

Mast Mount Omni-Directional Antenna

High-Gain Mast Mount Omni-Directional Antenna

Pillar Mount Diversity Omni-Directional Antenna

POS Diversity Dipole Omni-Directional Antenna

Diversity Ceiling Mount Omni-Directional Patch Antenna

Directional Wall Mount Patch Antenna

Diversity Directional Wall Mount Patch Antenna

Yagi Antenna

Dish Antenna

Summary

Solutions Fast Track

Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 4 Wireless Network Design

Introduction

Wireless Planning Considerations

Wireless Benefits and Limitations

Mobility

Throughput versus Data Rate and Load

Cost and Return on Investment

Wireless Design Considerations

Attenuation

Accounting for the Fresnel Zone and Earth Bulge

Radio Frequency Interference

Application Considerations

Structural Considerations

Andromeda Manufacturing Rough Design

Performing a Wireless Site Survey

Preparation

Infrastructure Awareness

Preparing a Site Survey Kit

Performing an Interior Wireless Site Survey

Performing an Exterior Wireless Site Survey

Wireless Design Examples

Warehouse Design Example 1

Warehouse Design Example 2

Warehouse Design Example 3

Retail Design Example

Education Design Example 1

Education Design Example 2

Point-to-Point Design Example 1

Point-to-Point Design Example 2

Point-to-Point Design Example 3

Summary

Solutions Fast Track

Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 5 Installation and Configuration of Cisco 340 and Cisco 350 Series Access Points

Introduction

Installation of the Cisco 340/350 Series AP

Specific Differences of the Cisco 350 Series AP

Power Requirements

Network Connectivity

Initial Configuration of the Cisco 340 and 350 Series AP

IP Setup Utility

Terminal Emulator Setup

Web-Based Configuration of the Cisco 340 and 350 Series APs

Configuring the Cisco 340 and 350 Series APs

Troubleshooting the Cisco 340 and 350 Series APs

Web-Based Configuration of the Cisco 340 BSE/BSM Series AP

Configuring the Cisco 340 BSE/BSM Series AP

Summary

Solutions Fast Track

Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 6 Installation and Configuration of Cisco Aironet Bridges

Introduction

Understanding the Role of Traditional Network Bridges

Comparing Traditional Bridges with Wireless Bridges

Installation of the Cisco Aironet Bridge Unit

Installing the Antenna

Configuring the Network Port

Configuring the Console Port

Applying Power

Working with Root and Non-Root Modes on a Wireless Bridge

Overview of the Spanning Tree Protocol

Initial Setup of the Cisco Aironet Wireless Bridge

Configuring the Bridge Using the Command-Line Interface

Configuring the Bridge Using the Command Menus

General Configuration Recommendations and Notes

Performing the Initial Configuration

Operational Configuration of the Cisco Aironet Wireless Bridge

Console Access

Telnet Access

Web Browser Access

Using the Cisco Aironet Wireless Bridge Radio Main Menu

Configuring the Ethernet Port

Configuring the Network Identifiers

Console Management Access

Configuring the Time Service

Setting Up Association Tables

Using Filters

Event Logging

Viewing Statistics

Throughput Option

Radio Option

Ethernet Option

Status Option

Map Option

Watch Option

History Option

Node Option

ARP Option

Display Time Option

Ipadr Option

Cisco Aironet Wireless Bridge Troubleshooting

Network Menu Option

Linktest Menu Options

Restart Option

Default and Reset Options

Loading Firmware and Configurations

Backing Up Wireless Bridge Configurations

Summary

Solutions Fast Track

Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 7 Installation and Configuration of Cisco Wireless Network Cards

Introduction

Cisco Aironet Client Adapter Types

Comparing the Cisco Aironet 340 and 350 Series Wireless LAN Adapters

Cisco Aironet Client Utility (ACU)

Installing and Configuring the Cisco Aironet LAN Adapter Card

Installing the Cisco ACU

Cisco Aironet Client Profile Manager

Cisco Aironet Client Installation and Configuration

Configuring the Cisco Aironet Client System Parameter

Cisco Aironet Client RF Network Configuration

Configuring the Cisco Aironet Client:Advanced (Infrastructure)

Cisco Aironet Client Advanced Ad Hoc Configuration

Cisco Aironet Client Network Security Configuration

Allow Association to Mixed Cells

Client Adapter Auto Installer

Using the Auto Installer

Installation Configuration File Field Definition

Client Adapter Diagnostics

Configuring ACU Diagnostics Preferences

Displaying the Current Status

Displaying the Link Status Meter

Performing a Radio Frequency Link Test

Client Adapter Indicator LEDs

Summary

Solutions Fast Track

Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 8 Cisco Wireless Security

Introduction

Understanding Security Fundamentals and Principles of Protection

Ensuring Confidentiality

Ensuring Integrity

Ensuring Availability

Ensuring Privacy

Ensuring Authentication

Ensuring Authorization

MAC Filtering

What Is a MAC Address?

Where in the Authentication/Association Process Does MAC Filtering Occur?

Determining MAC Filtering Is Enabled

MAC Spoofing

Ensuring Non-Repudiation

Accounting and Audit Trails

Using Encryption

Reviewing the Role of Policy

Identifying Resources

Understanding Classification Criteria

Implementing Policy

Addressing the Issues with Policy

Implementing WEP

Defining WEP

Creating Privacy with WEP

The WEP Authentication Process

WEP Benefits and Advantages

WEP Disadvantages

Implementing WEP on the Cisco Aironet AP 340

Exploiting WEP

Security of 64-Bit versus 128-Bit Keys

Acquiring a WEP Key

Addressing Common Risks and Threats

Finding a Target

Finding Weaknesses in a Target

Exploiting Those Weaknesses

Sniffing, Interception, and Eavesdropping

Defining Sniffing

Sample Sniffing Tools

Sniffing Case Scenario

Protecting Against Sniffing and Eavesdropping

Spoofing and Unauthorized Access

Defining Spoofing

Sample Spoofing Tools

Protecting Against Spoofing and Unauthorized Attacks

Network Hijacking and Modification

Defining Hijacking

Sample Hijacking Tools

Hijacking Case Scenario

Protection against Network Hijacking and Modification

Denial of Service and Flooding Attacks

Defining DoS and Flooding

Sample DoS Tools

DoS and Flooding Case Scenario

Protecting Against DoS and Flooding Attacks

Summary

Solutions Fast Track

Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 9 Cisco Aironet Accessories

Introduction

Antenna Accessories

Yagi Articulating Mount

Magnetic Mount

Lightning Arrestor with Grounding Ring

Bridge and Access Point Accessories

Bridge Mounting Kit

Bridge Slide Mount Kit

Access Point / Bridge Spare Power Supplies

Access Point / Bridge Serial Cable

Cabling, Connectors, and Bulkhead Extenders

Cabling

Connectors

Bulkhead Extenders

Radio Country Options

Summary

Solutions Fast Track

Frequently Asked Questions

Index


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No. of pages:
528
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Syngress 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Syngress
eBook ISBN:
9780080476247

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