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Can anyone let me know some good books to get an understanding of wireless networks and configuration of Cisco Access points
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
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
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) Here are two of the better ones;
Wireless Networks First-Step
802.11 Wireless LAN Fundamentals
Hope this helps! And best of luck.
Rob thank you very much for the comprehensive list
I am just getting into wireless and the list provided by you would definitely help :-)
Glad to be of some small help my friend! Let us know when questions arise and we'll try to answer.