Wireless LANs

This course focuses on the omnipresent IEEE 802.11 wireless network protocol which today is inevitable for notebook computers, mobile phones and IoT devices and is normally simply referred to as WLAN or WiFi.

Course content: 

The covered topics are:

* Introduction & Motivation

* Physical Basics of Wireless Data Communication

* Overview of IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN

* Standards 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (ax)

* 802.11 Frame Format

* Media Access Control (CSMA/CA)

* Comparison to 802.3 Ethernet

* Security in WLANs (Risks, Intrusion Mechanisms, Availability, Anonymity, Authentification, Authorization, Trust and Integrity)

* Encryption (Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), WPA2 PSK (IEEE 802.11i), WPA2 Enterprise (802.1X, Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), RADIUS)

* Recent developments in 802.11 Wireless LAN Security:

** WPA2 KRACK Attack

** WPA3 Encryption Protocol

The course consists of four theoretical lectures of 2.5 hours plus a practical lecture of 4 hours. Attendance of the theoretical lectures is voluntarily, the presence at the practical lecture is however obligatory in order to pass the course.

LVA type: 
KV
LVA number: 
353.029
Hours per semester: 
1
ECTS: 
1.50
Max. participants: 
28
Location: 
varies
Exam: 

Written exam

Dates: 

Lecture timetable is available in KUSSS.