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a wireless newbie

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

Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: a wireless newbie

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

Wireless Site Survey FAQ

Understanding the Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP)

Deploying Cisco 440X Series Wireless LAN Controllers

Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide, Release 4.0

WLC Video

Lightweight Access Point FAQ

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

Here are some excellent overall scope ideas;

Deploying High Capacity Wireless LANs

Cisco Deploys Wireless LAN Technology to Increase Productivity

Design Principles for Voice Over WLAN

Evaluating Interference in Wireless LANs: Recommended Practice

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

Five Steps to Securing Your Wireless LAN and Preventing Wireless Threats

WLAN Security considerations (Part of WLAN SRND Guide)

Wireless LAN Security Solution

Wireless - Compare Products and Solutions

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

Hope this helps! And best of luck.


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Re: a wireless newbie

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

Re: a wireless newbie

5 points to rob for the most excellent link collection.

Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: a wireless newbie

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,


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