a wireless newbie

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Mar 31st, 2007

Can someone please recommend a good starting point (web site, etc) for a wireless newbie to get up to speed on the cisco wireless & aironet. Thanks

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rob.huffman Sat, 03/31/2007 - 16:48

Hi Greg,

Here some good "getting started" Cisco docs (and link to a video) which might help. This is todays reading assignment :)

Wireless LAN Design Guide

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ciscoitatwork/design_guides/dg-wlan.html

Wireless Site Survey FAQ

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_q_and_a_item09186a00805e9a96.shtml

Understanding the Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns340/ns394/ns348/ns337/networking_solutions_white_paper0900aecd802c18ee.shtml

Deploying Cisco 440X Series Wireless LAN Controllers

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/prod_technical_reference09186a00806cfa96.html

Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide, Release 4.0

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/products_configuration_guide_book09186a00806b0077.html

WLC Video

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/index.html

Lightweight Access Point FAQ

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6306/products_qanda_item09186a00806a4da3.shtml

Lightweight AP (LAP) Registration to a Wireless LAN Controller (WLC)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_tech_note09186a00806c9e51.shtml

Here are some excellent overall scope ideas;

Deploying High Capacity Wireless LANs

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6108/products_white_paper0900aecd8027a5f7.shtml

Cisco Deploys Wireless LAN Technology to Increase Productivity

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ciscoitatwork/downloads/ciscoitatwork/pdf/Cisco_IT_Case_Study_WLAN_2004_print.pdf

Design Principles for Voice Over WLAN

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns340/ns394/ns348/networking_solutions_white_paper0900aecd804f1a46.shtml

Evaluating Interference in Wireless LANs: Recommended Practice

http://www.cisco.com/application/pdf/en/us/guest/products/wireless/c2072/cdccont_0900aecd80554f8b.pdf

I have attached some good "getting started" type Security docs) and would suggest having a good read of them. You may also want to engage your Cisco partner and Cisco SE to help you plan and implement this most important function of Wireless.

Wireless LAN Security White Paper

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns340/ns394/ns348/ns386/networking_solutions_white_paper09186a00800b469f.shtml

Five Steps to Securing Your Wireless LAN and Preventing Wireless Threats

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns340/ns394/ns348/ns386/networking_solutions_white_paper0900aecd8042e23b.shtml

WLAN Security considerations (Part of WLAN SRND Guide)

http://www.cisco.com/application/pdf/en/us/guest/netsol/ns178/c649/ccmigration_09186a00800d67eb.pdf

Wireless LAN Security Solution

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns339/ns395/ns176/ns178/netqa0900aecd801e3e59.html

Wireless - Compare Products and Solutions

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/products_category_buyers_guide.html

**Don't forget to check out the good books available from Cisco Press (link on this site)

Hope this helps! And best of luck.

Rob

axfalk Sun, 04/01/2007 - 09:43

Thanks...Appreciate the info...Will report back when done ...

rob.huffman Thu, 04/05/2007 - 05:33

Hey Robert,

Thanks man! I have these memorized :) Hope things are going well for you, I know that your beloved OSU didn't fare too well the other night (I was thinking of you while I watched the game). How is your Wireless rollout doing? It must be great (congrats on your Bronze Star as well)

Take care,

Rob

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