Synopses & Reviews
GUIDE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, 3rd Edition is designed for an entry level course in wireless data communications. The text covers the fundamentals wireless communications and provides an overview of protocols, transmission methods, and IEEE standards. GUIDE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, 3rd Edition examines the broad range of wireless communications technologies available beginning with the basics of radio frequency and wireless data transmission and progressing to the protocols and mechanisms that every wirless network technician should understand. Key topics cover several technologies for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs), Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs), and Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs) giving an overview of the most current cellular and satellite communications.
Due to the recent emergence of wireless technologies in business, there has been an increase in demand for skilled wireless professionals. This comprehensive hands-on text explores the latest wireless technologies in the networking industry, including Bluetooth, SWAP, Wireless LANs, 802.11a and 802.11b, cellular telephone, broadband, infrared lasers, microwave, spread spectrum, and satellite. Designed for anyone taking an entry-level wireless technology course, this book also offers important historical coverage of wireless technology to show how we got to where we are today and where we can expect to see wireless networks in the future.
About the Author
Mark Ciampa is Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and holds a PhD from Indiana State University in Digital Communication Systems. Prior to this he was Associate Professor and served as the Director of Academic Computing at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee, for 20 years. Mark has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for the U.S. Postal Service, the Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service, and the University of Tennessee. He is also the author of many Cengage/Course Technology textbooks, including CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs 2ed, Guide to Wireless Communications, Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals 2ed, Security Awareness: Applying Practical Security In Your World, and Networking BASICS.Jorge L. Olenewa is an instructor at George Brown, The Toronto City College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a Cisco? Certified Academy Instructor and is also certified in Cisco? CCNA and CWSSP.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Wireless Communications Chapter 2 How Wireless Works Chapter 3 Understanding Radio Frequency Communications Chapter 4 How Antennas Work (NEW) Chapter 5 WPAN-Wireless Personal Area Networks Chapter 6 WLAN -Wireless Local Area Networks Chapter 7 WMAN-Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks Chapter 8 WWAN-Wireless Wide Area Networks Chapter 9 Satellite Fixed Broadband Wireless Chapter 10 RFID-Radio Frequency Identification Chapter 11 Wireless Communications in Business Appendix A: Wireless Examination Objectives