Hotspot networks: Wi-Fi for public access locations

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McGraw-Hill, Apr 1, 2002 - Computers - 435 pages
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Hotspot Networks: Wi-Fi for Public Access Locations The Hotspots Revolution Hotspots: killer app of 802.11. That's what the media say. These open-to-the-public wireless networks, showing up in hotels, airports, Starbucks, and even parks, have captured a lot of headlines. The Seattle Times calls hotspots the guerrilla revolution of wireless computing. ABC-TV news says hotpots threaten major carriers' cell networks. If you want to investigate this revolution, Hotspot Networks provides the technical support. Need-to-know information on a fast-emerging technology from one of the top voices in networking-;that's what this detailed guide for network engineers and developers gives you. With Hotspot Networks, you can position yourself to promote, design, configure, implement, or develop service applications in a hot new market. With in-depth advice, Dan Minoli helps you-- * Deliver wireless Internet and telecom that's 40 times faster and one-tenth the cost of conventional networks * Get up to speed quickly on enabling technologies, components, and design options * Hear the lowdown on key players and products on track to market * Build the background you need in WiFi * Steer around technical obstacles that tripped others up * Overcome operating glitches * Rate startups vs. established providers First-to-market-;this book captures the lead in technical coverage of hotspot networks, so you can take the lead in delivering wireless Internet and voice.

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Standards
52
Quality of Service QoS
85
Conclusion
96
Copyright

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Daniel Minoli is one of the most popular authors on the telecom and networking technology shelf, with more than a dozen well-received guides to his credit. The newly appointed CTO of a startup wi-fi ISP, he is the former President and CEO of InfoPort Communications Group; former Director of Engineering and Development at cable giant Teleport Communications Group, now part of AT&T; and a former Senior Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T. His books include the first handbook in the industry, Telecommunications Technology Handbook. Among his recent works are the highly rated Web Commerce Technology Handbook; SONET-Based Metro Area Networks; and Ethernet-Based Metro Area Networks, written with Peter Johnson.

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