The definitive, one-stop reference to current and future wireless technologiesWith unique emphasis on real-world networking problems and solutions, this book reveals the nuts and bolts of all key wireless technologies, including WiFi, Bluetooth, WiMAX, and LTE, among others. Written by Johns Hopkins University wireless networking instructors, Wireless Networking: Understanding Internetworking Challenges explains each technology with a minimum of theory, covering models, usage, specifications, standardization, deployment, performance, and trends.Readers will learn how each technology is used, what problems it was designed to solve, and how it relates to other technologies in the marketplace, both data and cellular. Historical developments and future directions are also explored, from the evolution of the wireless Internet to key technology trends, such as MIMO, multi-carrier modulation, and network coding. Wireless Networking:
Addresses the wireless standardization process, including standard-setting organizations, from IEEE to the WiFi Alliance
Examines personal and local area networks, from Bluetooth and Ultra Wideband to WLAN technologies
Reviews wireless metropolitan area networks, covering fixed WiMAX technology and its transition to cellular
Discusses 2G, 3G, and 4G cellular communications, from GSM and GPRS to CDMA2000 and LTE-Advanced
Explains what Mobile Internetworking is about, along with network layer and transport layer considerationsWith this outstanding resource at their side, engineers in wireless networking will be able to tackle with confidence internetworking challenges and gain a global networking perspective.