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Handbook of Wireless Local Area Networks
Applications, Technology, Security, and Standards




ISBN 9780849323232
Published May 25, 2005 by CRC Press
664 Pages - 183 B/W Illustrations

 
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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

INTRODUCTION
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

TECHNOLOGY
From WLANs to Ad Hoc Networks, a New Challenge
in Wireless Communications: Peculiarities, Issues, and
Opportunities
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

APPLICATIONS
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 I
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

SECURITY II
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

STANDARDS
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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Biography

Ilyas\, Mohammad; Ahson\, Syed A.