About this Course

Code TPWR1401
Duration 1 Day

This course presents an overview of the 802.11 family of wireless LAN technologies that are more commonly known as WiFi.

The course introduces the various forms of WiFi currently in use and looks in detail at the structure, operation and functionality of WiFi connections. It then examines issues related to the integration of WiFi access into cellular providers portfolios and techniques that allow interworking between the access environments.


Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for communications professionals involved in WiFi network design and administration, and also those involved in deploying and maintaining WiFi based systems


Section 1

Wireless LAN Technologies and Standards

  • Wired LANs (Local Area Networks)
  • Ethernet
  • MAC Addresses
  • The Development of Wireless LANs
  • The IEEE and the Wi-Fi Alliance
  • IEEE 802
  • IEEE 802.11-1997
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11ad/af/ah
  • Wi-Fi Architecture
  • Bridges

Section 2

The Protocol Stack Layer 1

  • 802.11 Protocol Stack
  • Radio Spectrum
  • 2.4 GHz Spectrum
  • 5 GHz Band
  • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
  • How DSSS Works
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  • OFDM Concepts
  • Subcarrier Assignment for 802.11g
  • Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)
  • Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)

Section 3

The Protocol Stack Layer 2

  • 802.11 MAC Sublayer
  • Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA)
  • Distributed Co-ordination Function (DCF)
  • Hidden Node Problem
  • Collision Avoidance using RTS/CTS
  • MAC Frame Structures
  • Frame Control
  • Frame Control and MAC Addresses
  • Control Frames
  • Management Frames
  • The Physical Sublayers
  • Scanning

Section 4

Wi-Fi Security

  • Wireless LAN Security - Threats and Solutions
  • Network Security Attacks - Passive
  • Network Security Attacks - Active
  • Protective Measures
  • Authentication and Association
  • Security Algorithms
  • Pre-RSNA Shared Key Authentication
  • Pre-RSNA Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
  • RSNA Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
  • Key Management for Home or Small Office Networks (WPA Personal)
  • The Four-Way Handshake
  • Key Management for Corporate or Public Networks (WPA Enterprise)
  • IEEE 802.1X (EAPOL)
  • Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
  • EAP-TLS Authentication
  • Authentication: WPA Enterprise

Section 5

Wi-Fi Deployment and Integration

  • Interworking with Cellular Technologies
  • Key Technologies for Wi-Fi and Cellular Integration
  • Simplified I-WLAN Network Model
  • Simplified Non Roaming WLAN Interworking Reference Model
  • Simplified Roaming Reference Model
  • Mobile IP (MIP)
  • Home Mobility Service Architecture for I-WLAN Mobility
  • Visited Mobility Service Architecture for I-WLAN Mobility
  • Example Handover from I-WLAN to 3GPP Access Network
  • The Need for an Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
  • EPC Architecture for Access via Untrusted WLAN (Non Roaming)
  • EPC Architecture for Access via Trusted WLAN (Non Roaming)
  • 3GPP Interworking Architecture and Reference Points
  • Non Roaming Architecture
  • Roaming Architecture
  • Hotspot 2.0
  • IEEE 802.11u
  • Hotspot 2.0 Procedure
  • Access Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF)
  • Traffic Steering
  • IP Flow Mobility (IFOM) and Multi-Access PDN Connectivity (MAPCON)
  • HetNet (Heterogeneous Networks) and Small Cells
  • Network Selection
  • Wi-Fi Offloading
  • Hotspot Backhaul
  • Backhaul Security
  • Initial Attach via Wi-Fi
  • Bearer Set Up via Wi-Fi
  • Handover between Wi-Fi and Cellular Access
  • LTE in Unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U)
  • Future Developments

1 Day


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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