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Wireless Workshop: Synopsis

Workshop Goals

This 5-day workshop provides the principles and components of the design and integration of wireless services. It will feature extensive hands-on experience - every participant will be issued a Linux virtual machine and some real networking equipment.

Target Audience

Network/systems administrators and engineers from Education, Government, and ISPs who are responsible for network maintenance and planning.


  • Knowledge of the UNIX/Linux command line environment
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking
  • Participants are required to bring laptops.

Workshop topics

  • Basic Radio Physics
  • Antennas & Transmission Lines
  • Wireless Standards, Modes, Spectrum, Modulation
  • Building scalable WiFi? access networks
  • Building wireless core networks
  • Point to Point link planning
  • Monitoring and management for WiFi? and wireless
  • Security concepts, tools & resources
  • Wireless authentication models & mechanisms
  • Troubleshooting wireless networks
  • Objectives

At the end of the workshop students will be able to:

  • Explain core concepts of Wireless Networking such as Standards, Modes, Spectrum and Modulation
  • Explain and deploy low cost wireless networking
  • Explain the concepts of Basic Radio Physics
  • Explain concepts regarding Antennas & Transmission Lines
  • Explain concepts regarding Link budget & dB Math
  • Explain concepts regarding Low cost wifi hardware choice & procurement
  • Explain and demonstrate skills regarding AP configuration, flashing
  • Explain concepts regarding wireless security concepts, tools & resources
  • Employ various techniques to perform wireless network troubleshooting tasks