Handbook of Wireless Local Area Networks

Handbook of Wireless Local Area Networks: Applications, Technology, Security, and Standards

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Features

  • Offers a thorough introduction to LAN technology, performance, security, and security protocols
  • Analyzes WLAN applications including mobile commerce and innovative medical deployments
  • Discusses internetworking via 3G UMTS - IEEE 802.11b WLAN
  • Explores security in IEEE 802.11 WLANs
  • Summary

    Handbook of Wireless Local Area Networks: Applications, Technology, Security, and Standards captures the current state of wireless LANs, and serves as the single comprehensive reference on the subject. Addressing challenges related to the further development of WLAN technology, the Handbook covers the entire spectrum of topics from basic concepts to research grade material.

    Consisting of 25 articles contributed by expert authors from around the world, the Handbook begins with a detailed introduction that provides an overview of LAN technologies, performance, security, and security protocols. It then delves further into WLAN technology, covering space-time processing, WLAN and cellular convergence, and a peer-to-peer approach to roaming, along with other topics. The Handbook continues by exploring WLAN applications, followed by an extensive discussion of security that includes the steps that can be taken to minimize WLAN security risks. This text concludes with an analysis of standards, describing 3G UMTS - IEEE 802.11b internetworking and security.

    Table of Contents

    INTRODUCTION
    IP Mobility
    Tauseef ur Rehman

    WLAN Performance
    Shakil Akhtar

    An Overview of the Security of Wireless Networks
    Eduardo B. Fernandez, Imad Jawhar, María M. Larrondo Petrie,
    and Michael VanHilst

    WLAN Technologies
    Theodore Zahariadis and Christos Douligeris

    Wireless Security Protocols
    Saeed Rajput

    TECHNOLOGY
    From WLANs to Ad Hoc Networks, a New Challenge
    in Wireless Communications: Peculiarities, Issues, and
    Opportunities
    Salvatore Rotolo, Danilo Blasi, Vincenzo Cacace, and Luca Casone

    P2PWNC: A Peer-to-Peer Approach to Wireless
    LAN Roaming
    Elias C. Efstathiou and George C. Polyzos

    Space-Time Processing for WLANs
    Noor Sheikh, Asadch

    WLAN and 3G Cellular Convergence
    Sotiris I. Maniatis, Lila V. Dimopoulou, and Iakovos S. Venieris

    APPLICATIONS
    Mobile WLAN Application Services
    Alfons H. Salden, Cristian Hesselman, Ronald van Eijk,
    Andrew Tokmakoff, Mortaza Bargh, Johan de Heer,
    and Hartmut Benz

    Mobile Commerce and Its Applications
    A.F.M. Ishaq and Mohammad Mohsin

    Applications of WLANs in Telemedicine
    Mohammad Ilyas and Salahuddin Qazi

    Integrated WLAN Deployment: Implementation
    of a Mobile Wireless Diabetes Management System
    Akira Kawaguchi, Stewart Russell, Guoliang Qian, Cristina Miyata,
    and Jorge Becerra

    SECURITY I
    Security Services and Issues in WLANs
    M. Siyal and Fawad Ahmed

    WLAN Security
    Salahuddin Qazi and Farhan A. Qazi

    Minimizing WLAN Security Risks
    Surinder M. Bhaskar and Syed I. Ahson

    Security in WLANs
    T. Andrew Yang and Yasir Zahur

    SECURITY II
    WLAN Security: Issues and Solutions
    M. Farrukh Khan

    General Security Analysis of an IT Configuration
    Based on WLAN
    Thijs Veugen and Sander Degen

    An Overview of Network Security in WLANs
    Jiejun Kong, Mario Gerla, B.S. Prabhu, and Rajit Gadh

    Security in Wireless Networks
    Partha Dasgupta and Tom Boyd

    STANDARDS
    Medium Access Control: Techniques and Protocols
    Zhihui Chen and Ashfaq Khokhar

    3G UMTS-IEEE 802.11b WLAN Internetworking
    Syed A. Ahson

    Security in IEEE 802.11 WLANs
    Costas Lambrinoudakis and Stefanos Gritzalis

    Distributed Contention in the Medium Access Control
    of IEEE 802.11 WLANs: A Space and Time Perspective
    Luciano Bononi and Lorenzo Donatiello

     
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