WiFi Wireless 802.11

2 Day Course
Code PWS060

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This course has been designed to give engineers a good basic understanding of the technologies and functions associated with the 802 wireless LAN standards. A good basic understanding of wireless technologies is recommended before attending the course but some basic information will be covered.


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Introduction to Wireless Networks

Overview of 802.11 Networks (3 topics)

  • 802.11 networks family tree
  • Nomenclature & design
  • Mobility support

802.11 MAC Fundamentals (4 topics)

  • MAC access modes & timing
  • Contention-based access using DCF
  • Frame format
  • Contention-based data service

802.11 Frame in Detail (3 topics)

  • Data frames
  • Control frames
  • Management frames

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) (3 topics)

  • Cryptographic Background of WEP
  • Problems with WEP
  • Dynamic WEP

User Authentication with 802.1X (3 topics)

  • Extensible authentication protocol
  • EAP methods
  • 802.1X

802.11i Robust Security Networks, TKIP & CCMP (3 topics)

  • Temporal key integrity protocol (TKIP)
  • Counter mode with CBC-MAC (CCMP)
  • Robust security network (RSN)

Management Operations (8 topics)

  • Architecture
  • Scanning
  • Authentication
  • Preauthentication
  • Association
  • Power conservation
  • Timer synchronisation
  • Spectrum management

Physical Layer Overview (4 topics)

  • Physical layer architecture
  • Radio link
  • RF propagation with 802.11
  • RF engineering with 802.11

Frequency Hopping (FH) PHY (4 topics)

  • Frequency hopping transmission
  • Gaussian frequency shift keying (GFSK)
  • FH PHY convergence procedure (PLCP)
  • Frequency hopping PMD sublayer

Direct Sequence PHY: DSSS & HR/DSSS (802.11b) (4 topics)

  • Direct sequence transmission
  • Differential phase shift keying (DPSK)
  • The "original" direct sequence PHY
  • Complementary code keying

802.11a & 802.11j: 5 GHz OFDM PHY (4 topics)

  • Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • OFDM as applied by 802.11a

Using 802.11 Access Points (4 topics)

  • General functions of an access point
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Selecting access points
  • Cisco 1200 access point

Logical Wireless Network (3 topics)

  • Evaluating a logical architecture
  • Topology examples
  • Choosing your logical architecture



Delegates should have a good understanding of data networking principles. Delegates without these skills can gain them by attending one of the prerequisite courses below. Additonally an understanding of radio principles is helpful but not essential.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

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