Wireless Enterprise

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Jun 3rd, 2008
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Hello experts....


This is my first time assigned to deploy enterprise wireless... most preferrably with synchronized centralized authentication.


To be honest... I haven't a clue since I never used enterprise wireless before... If you guys can point me to products and services, I really apppreciate it!

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Rob Huffman Tue, 06/03/2008 - 13:09
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Hi Kevin,


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


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