Wireless LANs have become mainstream over the last few years. What started out as cable replacement for static desktops in indoor networks has been extended to fully mobile broadband applications involving moving vehicles, high-speed trains, and even airplanes. This book is designed to appeal to a broad audience with different levels of technical background and can be used in a variety of ways: as a first course on wireless LANs, as a graduate-level textbook, or simply as a professional reference guide. It describes the key practical considerations when deploying wireless LANs and equips the reader with a solid understanding of the emerging technologies. The book comprises 38 high-quality contributions from industry and academia and covers a broad range of important topics related to 802.11 networks, including quality of service, security, high throughput systems, mesh networking, 802.11/cellular interworking, coexistence, cognitive radio resource management, range and capacity evaluation, hardware and antenna design, hotspots, new applications, ultra-wideband, and public wireless broadband.
Robert J. Zack - Director, Next Generation Broadband, EarthLink Inc., USA
Craig J. Mathias - Principal, Farpoint Group, USA
David F. Kotz - Director, Center for Mobile Computing, Darmouth College, USA.
Greg Ennis - Technical Director, WiFi Alliance
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