Every electronic device seems capable of wireless connections today: computers, handhelds, cell phones and even digital cameras can all transmit without a tether. In this course, you will learn how wireless works, how wireless devices connect to networks and how to build and connect to your own wireless network. Further explore wireless standards, wireless security, satellite Internet and cellular phone technology, and the future of wireless.
- Lesson 1 - Networking Basics
Learn about basic network facts and operation, preparing you to expand your knowledge in subsequent lessons.
- Lesson 2 - How Wireless Networking Works
This lesson explains how wireless networking actually works in simple everyday terms that make it easy to understand. Cover different methods used to pull computer data out of thin air.
- Lesson 3 - Standards in the Wireless World
Standards in the networking world help drive the adoption of technology. You'll gain insight on why wireless networking is so popular today.
- Lesson 4 - Wireless Devices
There are lots of choices when buying wireless networking equipment. Discover the various wireless network devices, what role each device plays, and how to make sense of it all.
- Lesson 5 - Wireless Networks—Short Range
Investigate short-range wireless network technologies. Learn all about Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and the details that make each technology unique.
- Lesson 6 - Wireless Networks—Long Range
Learn which wireless technology can go beyond your house, beyond your neighborhood, and even beyond the atmosphere. There are drawbacks of having your data travel into space and back, and about some long-range wireless technologies that might give DSL or cable Internet access a run for their long-range money.
- Lesson 7 - Creating a Wireless Network—Part 1
This lesson covers how to plan a wireless network. Walk through each planning phase, complete with network drawings that depict how a real-life wireless network should be prepared.
- Lesson 8 - Creating a Wireless Network—Part 2
Install a wireless access point (WAP) to get the wireless network up and running. Learn about issues you should address when configuring a wireless network, including interference with neighboring networks and how to extend your network to reach far-off corners of your home or office.
- Lesson 9 - Connecting to a Wireless Network—Part 1
In this lesson, you'll learn how to outfit a computer with a wireless network card, how to connect that computer to your wireless network, and how to make sure that wireless network connection is properly configured.
- Lesson 10 - Connecting to a Wireless Network—Part 2
Learn how to hook other devices into the wireless network you created. Get a chance to explore how Bluetooth networks operate, how they differ from Wi-Fi, and how to go about connecting one Bluetooth device to another.
- Lesson 11 - Security in Wireless Networks
Discover how wireless networks provide security for wireless devices that connect to them. Learn how to make your own wireless network secure, ensuring that only the people you want to connect to your wireless network are capable of doing so.
- Lesson 12 - Conclusions and the Future
Discuss where the future of wireless networking is headed and what that future might have in store.
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Course Hours: 24 Hours
This workshop is offered through our continuing education online partner.