getting started with Wireless

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rob.huffman Mon, 02/04/2008 - 06:00

Hi Anbi,

I sent this to a fellow NetPro not too long ago, hopefully most of the links are still up (you never know around here :)

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) Here are two of the better ones;

Wireless Networks First-Step

http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587201119

802.11 Wireless LAN Fundamentals

http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587050773

Hope this helps! And best of luck.

Rob

royalblues Wed, 02/06/2008 - 01:44

Rob,

I am just getting into wireless and the list provided by you would definitely help :-)

Narayan

rob.huffman Wed, 02/06/2008 - 07:02

Hi Narayan,,

Glad to be of some small help my friend! Let us know when questions arise and we'll try to answer.

Take care,

Rob

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