Wireless LANs

The course consists of four theoretical lectures plus a practical lab lecture of 4 hours. Attendance of the theoretical lectures is voluntarily, the presence at one of the two offered practical lab lectures is however obligatory in order to pass the course. Two identical practical lab lectures will be offered of which only one has to be attended.

Course content: 

Introduction - Physical basics of wireless data communication - Motivation, Protocol prerequisites Overview of IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN - 802.11 Frame Format - Media Access Control (CSMA/CA) - Comparison to 802.3 Ethernet - Standards 802.11 b/g/n - Wi-Fi Alliance Topologies of Wireless Networks - ad-hoc network - infrastructure-based wireless networks Security in WLANs - Security risks of WLANs - IInstrusion mechanisms - Availability, anonymity, authentification, authorization, trust and integrity in WLANs - Encryption (Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), WPA2 PSK (IEEE 802.11i)) - WPA2 Enterprise (802.1X, Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), RADIUS) [Optional:look-out further wireless networks] - Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN) / Personal Area Networks (WPAN) - Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMAN) - Cellular Networks (GSM (GPRS, EDGE), UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA))

LVA type: 
KV
LVA number: 
353.029
Hours per semester: 
1
ECTS: 
1.50
Max. participants: 
28
Location: 
Lecture: varies Lab exercises: S3 217
Exam: 

Written exam

Dates: 

Block

Start: 04.03.2015, 18:00 - 20:30, K001A

Lecture timetable is available in KUSSS.