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Hotspot Networks: Wi-Fi for Public Access Locations
The Hotspots Revolution
Hotspots: killer app of 802.11. That's what the media say. These open-to-the-public wireless networks, showing up in hotels, airports, Starbucks, and even parks, have captured a lot of headlines. The Seattle Times calls hotspots "the guerrilla revolution of wireless computing." ABC-TV news says hotpots threaten major carriers' cell networks. If you want to investigate this revolution, Hotspot Networks provides the technical support.
Need-to-know information on a fast-emerging technology from one of the top voices in networking--that's what this detailed guide for network engineers and developers gives you. With "Hotspot Networks," you can position yourself to promote, design, configure, implement, or develop service applications in a hot new market. With in-depth advice, Dan Minoli helps you--
* Deliver wireless Internet and telecom that's 40 times faster and one-tenth the cost of conventional networks
* Get up to speed quickly on enabling technologies, components, and design options
* Hear the lowdown on key players and products on track to market
* Build the background you need in WiFi
* Steer around technical obstacles that tripped others up
* Overcome operating glitches
* Rate startups vs. established providers
First-to-market--this book captures the lead in technical coverage of hotspot networks, so you can take the lead in delivering wireless Internet and voice.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -422) and index.
Hotspot Networks are a new industry that seemed to come out of nowhere at the end of 2001. It has been described as a thrreat to the carriers' cellular networks (ABC News) and the guerrilla revolution of wireless computing (Seattle Times). Hotspots offer users Internet and telecom services that are up to 40 times faster and less than 1/10 as expensive as what they've got now. Reminiscent of the '90s, the action is evenly split between startups and providers, and the business press is following this industry closely.
About the Author
Daniel Minoli is Director of Engineering and Development, Broadband Services and Internet, at the Teleport Communications Group. A former developer of broadband communications technology at Bellcore, he also teaches at Stevens Institute of Technology and New York University. Mr. Minoli has written more than 20 other books on telecommunications.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Wireless Personal Area Networks(WPANs), Public Access Locations (PALs), andHotspot Services
Chapter 2 Standards for Hotspots
Chapter 3 Technologies for Hotspots
Chapter 4 Security Considerations for Hotspot Services
Chapter 5 IEEE 802.11
Chapter 6 IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11a
Chapter 7 Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Chapter 8 Designing Nomadic and Hotspot Networks
Chapter 9 Migrating to 3G WWANs