a wireless newbie

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Mar 31st, 2007
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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
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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
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Thanks...Appreciate the info...Will report back when done ...

Rob Huffman Thu, 04/05/2007 - 05:33
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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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