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1,5 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Computer Science Christian Praher-Köppl 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Original study plan Master's programme Computer Science 2013W
Objectives Introduction to wireless networks. The focus mainly lies on infrastructure networks, which means WLANs (Wireless Local Area Networks) that use a central coordination point (access point) for the entire communication of one cell.

The main goals of the lecture are to provide a general overview of the functionality of wireless networks, as well as to present the most important WLAN standard IEEE 802.11 in detail.

  • WLAN physical layer (differences to wired networks, electro-magnetic-radiation, frequency bands and channels, line-of-sight and none-line-of-sight communication, modulation, spreading, line codes, hidden/exposed terminal problem)
  • IEEE 802.11 functionality (standard and amendments (a/b/g/n), CSMA/CA, RTS/CTS, frame format and frame types, management functionalities, Ethernet/WLAN bridging)
  • IEEE 802.11 security (WEP, WPA, WPA2, IEEE 802.1X, EAP)
  • Practical part with lectures focused on IEEE 802.11 security in the network lab (approximately 4 units)
Criteria for evaluation Written exam (45 minutes) + active student participation (especially during the practical part in the network lab)
Methods Lecture as well as practical part in the University network lab.
Language English
Study material 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide; Matthew S. Gast; 2nd edition, May 2005; ISBN-10: 0596100523

Mobile Wireless Security: Know it All; Chandra et al.; November 2008; ISBN-10: 1856175294

Wireless Communications and Networks; William Stallings; October 2001; ISBN-10: 0130408646

Smart Phone and Next-Generation Mobile Computing; Pei Zheng Lionel M. Ni; January 2006; ISBN-10: 0120885603

Changing subject? No
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On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment