Wireless Network Fundamentals

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Wireless Network Fundamentals

Author: Andrew Crouthamel

The courses in this path provide viewers with an introduction to Wireless Networks and their design and functionality. This series serves as a primer for those interested in... Read more

What you will learn

  • Radio frequency fundamentals
  • Wireless architecture fundamentals
  • Wireless technology fundamentals

Pre-requisites

You should be familiar with standard networking fundamentals

Wireless Network Fundamentals

The courses in this path provide viewers with an introduction to Wireless Networks and their design and functionality. This series serves as a primer for those interested in network infrastructure and can supplement those familiar with standard networking with wireless network knowledge.

RF Fundamentals for Wireless Networks

by Andrew Crouthamel

Oct 2, 2020 / 1h 53m

1h 53m

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Description

Wireless technology is pervasive and growing at an ever-increasing rate. In this course, RF Fundamentals for Wireless Networks, you'll learn foundational knowledge of wireless technology. First, you'll learn about radio signals and modulation. Next, you'll explore radio frequency standards and how to handle interference. Finally, you'll discover how to choose the proper antenna for a certain requirement. When you're finished with this course, you should feel comfortable reviewing wireless device specification documents, and diving into the rest of our courses on wireless technologies.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Radio Signals and Modulation
  3. RF Standards
  4. RF Interference
  5. Antennas

Wireless Architecture Fundamentals

by Andrew Crouthamel

Oct 2, 2020 / 1h 21m

1h 21m

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Description

Setting up a wireless network can be much more than plugging in a wireless router. In this course, Wireless Architecture Fundamentals, you'll learn foundational design of wireless networks. First, you'll learn about wireless topologies. Next, you'll explore how clients can roam across a network with layer 2 and layer 3 roaming. Finally, you'll discover how to extend and adjust a network's size to meet design requirements. When you're finished with this course, you should feel comfortable designing a small wireless network.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. WLAN Topologies
  3. Roaming
  4. AP Service Area Adjustments
  5. Wireless Architecture

Wireless Technology Fundamentals

by Andrew Crouthamel

Oct 2, 2020 / 1h 38m

1h 38m

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Description

Supporting a wireless network requires understanding the underlying technologies involved. In this course, Wireless Technology Fundamentals, you'll learn foundational knowledge of wireless technologies and standards. First, you'll learn about 802.11 frames, CSMA/CA and how clients connect to a wireless network. Next, you'll learn about radio resource management and how to keep from causing interference. Finally, you'll discover how to configure access points and controllers to support a basic wireless network. When you're finished with this course, you should feel comfortable configuring and diagnosing wireless network equipment in support of wireless networks.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. 802.11 Functionality
  3. Controller Discovery
  4. Radio Resource Management
  5. Configuring Autonomous APs
  6. Configuring Controllers