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Handbook of Wireless Local Area Networks

Applications, Technology, Security, and Standards, 1st Edition

Edited by Mohammad Ilyas, Syed A. Ahson

CRC Press

664 pages | 183 B/W Illus.

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Handbook of Wireless Local Area Networks: Applications, Technology, Security, and Standards captures the current state of wireless LANs, and serves as the single comprehensive reference on the subject. Addressing challenges related to the further development of WLAN technology, the Handbook covers the entire spectrum of topics from basic concepts to research grade material.

Consisting of 25 articles contributed by expert authors from around the world, the Handbook begins with a detailed introduction that provides an overview of LAN technologies, performance, security, and security protocols. It then delves further into WLAN technology, covering space-time processing, WLAN and cellular convergence, and a peer-to-peer approach to roaming, along with other topics. The Handbook continues by exploring WLAN applications, followed by an extensive discussion of security that includes the steps that can be taken to minimize WLAN security risks. This text concludes with an analysis of standards, describing 3G UMTS - IEEE 802.11b internetworking and security.

Table of Contents


IP Mobility

Tauseef ur Rehman

WLAN Performance

Shakil Akhtar

An Overview of the Security of Wireless Networks

Eduardo B. Fernandez, Imad Jawhar, María M. Larrondo Petrie,

and Michael VanHilst

WLAN Technologies

Theodore Zahariadis and Christos Douligeris

Wireless Security Protocols

Saeed Rajput


From WLANs to Ad Hoc Networks, a New Challenge

in Wireless Communications: Peculiarities, Issues, and


Salvatore Rotolo, Danilo Blasi, Vincenzo Cacace, and Luca Casone

P2PWNC: A Peer-to-Peer Approach to Wireless

LAN Roaming

Elias C. Efstathiou and George C. Polyzos

Space-Time Processing for WLANs

Noor Sheikh, Asadch

WLAN and 3G Cellular Convergence

Sotiris I. Maniatis, Lila V. Dimopoulou, and Iakovos S. Venieris


Mobile WLAN Application Services

Alfons H. Salden, Cristian Hesselman, Ronald van Eijk,

Andrew Tokmakoff, Mortaza Bargh, Johan de Heer,

and Hartmut Benz

Mobile Commerce and Its Applications

A.F.M. Ishaq and Mohammad Mohsin

Applications of WLANs in Telemedicine

Mohammad Ilyas and Salahuddin Qazi

Integrated WLAN Deployment: Implementation

of a Mobile Wireless Diabetes Management System

Akira Kawaguchi, Stewart Russell, Guoliang Qian, Cristina Miyata,

and Jorge Becerra


Security Services and Issues in WLANs

M. Siyal and Fawad Ahmed

WLAN Security

Salahuddin Qazi and Farhan A. Qazi

Minimizing WLAN Security Risks

Surinder M. Bhaskar and Syed I. Ahson

Security in WLANs

T. Andrew Yang and Yasir Zahur


WLAN Security: Issues and Solutions

M. Farrukh Khan

General Security Analysis of an IT Configuration

Based on WLAN

Thijs Veugen and Sander Degen

An Overview of Network Security in WLANs

Jiejun Kong, Mario Gerla, B.S. Prabhu, and Rajit Gadh

Security in Wireless Networks

Partha Dasgupta and Tom Boyd


Medium Access Control: Techniques and Protocols

Zhihui Chen and Ashfaq Khokhar

3G UMTS-IEEE 802.11b WLAN Internetworking

Syed A. Ahson

Security in IEEE 802.11 WLANs

Costas Lambrinoudakis and Stefanos Gritzalis

Distributed Contention in the Medium Access Control

of IEEE 802.11 WLANs: A Space and Time Perspective

Luciano Bononi and Lorenzo Donatiello

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications