IEEE 802.11 WiFi Training

Course Name
IEEE 802.11 WiFi Training

Course Overview
This course on IEEE 802.11 WiFi training is designed for people who work on development, testing and verification of IEEE 802.11 protocol. Participants will learn the internals of IEEE 802.11 protocol that helps them with a much better understanding of their current IEEE 802.11 work.

Target Audience

  • Professionals and Students who are working in Storage/Networking/IT Domain
  • Developers, Testers/QA and Verification Engineers who are working on or keen to know IEEE 802.11

Fee, Schedule & Registration
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IEEE 802.11 WiFi Training Course Outline

WLAN Network Basics
WLAN network topology
– Infrastructure Mode
– Repeater Mode
– Bridge Mode
– Ad-hoc Mode
Channel scanning and synchronization
– Passive Scan
– Active Scan
Authentication and association
– Open Authentication
– Shared Key Authentication
Data transfer mechanism
Physical Layer Technologies
Radio channels and frequencies
– Frequency Channel Allocation for 802.11a/b/g
Modulation technologies
– Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
– Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
PHY data rates used
– 802.11b
– 802 11a
– 802 11g
– 802 11n
Improving data transfer:diversity and polarization
– Antenna Diversity
– Polarization
Protocol Architecture
The Physical Medium Dependent Layer
The Data Link Layer
The Network Layer
The Transport Layer
802.11 MAC Protocol
Framing data to be transmitted
– Management Frames
– Control Frames
– Data Frames
Spacing between frames
– Inter Frame Spaces (IFS)
Avoiding collisions: carrier sensing
– Physical Carrier Sensing
– Virtual Carrier Sensing
Avoiding collisions:the backoff algorithm
Security Protocols in WLANs
Common WLAN Attacks
– Passive Attacks: eavesdropping
– PHY Layer attacks: RF Jamming
– Active Attacks: hacking
– Man in the Middle Attack
WLAN Security Solutions
– WEP-SharedKey
– WPA-Open
– Server Based Authentication
– Server-based security: 802.1x / 802.11i
Advanced Topics in WLANs
Load Balancing and Rate Adaptation
– Load Balancing
– Rate Adaptation (dynamic rate shifting)
Power Management
Quality of Service
The next-generation WLAN: IEEE 802.11n
Wireless LAN Standards
802.11a – 54 Mbps standard, 5 GHz signaling (ratified 1999)
802.11b – 11 Mbps standard, 2.4 GHz signaling (1999) 11 Mbps standard, 2.4 GHz signaling (1999)
802.11c – operation of bridge connections (moved to 802.1)
802.11d – worldwide compliance with regulations for use of wireless signal
spectrum (2001)
802 11e – Quality of Service (QoS) support (2005)
802.11f – Inter access point protocol to support roaming clients (2003)
802.11g – 54 Mbps standard, 2.4 GHz signaling (2003)
802.11h – Enhanced version of 802.11a to support European regulatory
requirements (2003)
802.11i – Security improvements for the 802.11 family (2004)
802.11j – Enhancements to 5 GHz signaling to support Japan regulatory
requirements (2004) requirements (2004)
802.11k – WLAN system management (in progress)
802.11l – Skipped to avoid confusion with 802.11i
802.11m – Maintenance of 802.11 family documentation
802.11n – Future 100+ Mbps standard (in progress)
802.11o – Voice over WLAN, faster handoff, prioritize voice traffic over data (in
802.11p – Using 5.9GHz band for ITS (long range) (in progress)
802.11q – Support for VLAN (in progress)
802.11r – Handling fast handoff when roaming between APs (in progress)
802.11s – Self-healing/self-configuring mesh networks (in progress)
802.11t – Wireless Performance Prediction (in progress)
802.11u – Interworking with External Networks
802 11v – Wireless Network Management standard (in progress)
802.11w – Protected Management Frames standard (in progress)
802.11x – Summarize all 802.11 standards, but it is not a standard.
802.11y – Contention Based Protocol Study Group (in progress)
WLAN Testing Challenges and Test Metrics
RF level testing
Protocol Conformance Testing Protocol Conformance Testing
Performance Testing
Interoperability Testing
Functional Testing
Management/Data plane testing Management/Data plane testing
Stress/Load Testing
Scalability Testing
Testing pp QoS support
Testing security protocols
VoIP over WLAN testing
Testing Roaming
Testing Rate Adaptation Testing Rate Adaptation
Testing mixed mode networks
Testing for protection against security attacks
Deployment Testing, site survey

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