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Wireless LAN I

Architecture and Design

Wireless LANs have established themselves as a supplement to wired LANs in corporate networks long since. In local networks and at hotspots they even replace the Ethernet to a large extent, and an end of the WLAN boom is not yet in sight. The course at hand gives an introduction to WLAN technology and WLAN application. The participants get to know the different WAN technologies and standards. The course enables them to understand WLAN architecture and to solve planning and dimensioning tasks. Hands-on exercises at the test network provide the reference to practical application.

Course Contents


  • Basics, Wireless Technology, and Antenna Technology
  • Topologies and Access Procedures
  • Access Points and SSID
  • IEEE 802.11a to 11ad: The Transmission Standards
  • Bit Rates and Ranges
  • Optimization with 802.11n
  • Application Areas of 802.11ac (Gigabit WLAN)
  • Roaming of WLAN Clients and Other Functions
  • Security in the WLAN––Consequences Arising from the Shared Medium
  • WEP, TKIP, AES, WPA, WPA2, IEEE 802.11i, and Address Filters
  • Design and Implementation of WLANs
  • Optimization with QoS
  • VLAN Configuration
  • Site Surveys and Planning Tools
  • Troubleshooting


 Each participant will receive the comprehensive course documentation of the ExperTeach Networking series in German language. Optionally, we provide the printed version or an ExperTeach e-book.

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Target Group

The course offers a hands-on and comprehensive insight into Wireless LAN technology for network designers, administrators, and sales-oriented employees.

Knowledge Prerequisites

Apart from basic network and IT know-how, no special knowledge is required for a successful participation in this course. Know-how of the LAN sector will be helpful in the discussion of practice-related case studies.


If you wish to set up WLANs with Cisco products, the IUWNE - Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials v1.0 course is recommended.

Supplementary Courses

Advanced topics, such as QOS, will be discussed in the advanced Wireless LAN II - Advanced Features course.