The book provides a complete and detailed description of the recent wireless technologies including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee and WiMAX. These technologies are considered to be important topics in the telecommunication industry in the next decade. Some critical subjects are particularly developed such as security, quality of service, roaming and power conservation. The book also includes some chapters on practical aspects.
Dedication. Preface. Foreword Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Wi-Fi : architecture and functions. WLAN roadmap via 802.11 family evolution. IEEE 802.11 architecture. Different physical layers. Data link layer. Medium access control layer. Functions. Mobility. Security. The 802.11 family and its derivative standards. Wi-Fi and other technologies, concurrency or complementarity? Chapter 3. Bluetooth: architecture and functions. Introduction. Architecture and throughputs. Physical Layer and physical channels. Baseband Layer. LMP (Link Manager Protocol). L2CAP (Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol). RFCOMM protocol. SDP Service Discorvery Protocol. Profiles. HCI (Host Control Interface). NEP (Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol). Conclusion. Chapter 4. IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee. General architecture. Physical layer. MAC layer. Security. Frame structures. ZigBee. Conclusion. Chapter 5. WiMAX (tm) and IEEE 802.16. Introduction. MAC layer. Physical layer. Chapter 6. Security in WLAN, WPAN, WSN and WMAN through Wi-Fi (tm), Bluetooth (tm), Zigbee(tm) and WiMAX(tm). Security in Wi-Fi systems. Security in Bluetooth systems. ZigBee Security. WiMAX and 802.16 security. Conclusion. Chapter 7. Practicing. Mastering the TinyOS platform. Practicing WiMAX equipment. Appendix A. Structure of 802.11 packets at various physical layers. Appendix B. 802.11MAC frames structure. Glossary. References.
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