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Hour 22. Wireless Networks

What You'll Learn in This Hour:

  • 802.11

  • WAP

  • Bluetooth

One of the biggest changes to TCP/IP networks in recent years has been the arrival of wireless networking. Many wireless networks depend on proprietary technologies, but a few important standards have evolved from the wireless revolution. In this hour, you'll learn about wireless networking standards and their implications. At the end of this hour, you will be able to

  • Describe the 802.11 protocol set and locate its position in the TCP/IP protocol stack

  • Explain the difference between an Independent BSS and an Infrastructure BSS

  • Describe the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) standard and explain the problems with it

  • Discuss the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)

  • Describe the Bluetooth protocol architecture

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