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CCIEW – 2.0 Configure and troubleshoot wired infrastructure to support WLANs

The whole of section 2 refers to the written and the lab sections which share the same objectives. Introduction Whilst this is the Wireless CCIE that doesn’t mean the other technologies can be ignored, particularly routing and switching which one of my mentors always stated is the bread and butter of networking. I’ve heard some say CCNP… Continue reading CCIEW – 2.0 Configure and troubleshoot wired infrastructure to support WLANs

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CCIEW – 1.4.b Architect indoor and outdoor RF deployments

1.4.b Architect indoor and outdoor RF deployments There are some overarching considerations when designing for any of the scenarios below. The list can get quite extensive so if I had to pick the 5 most useful I’d probably go with: What minimum speeds are required? What are the roaming requirements (if any)? What environment am… Continue reading CCIEW – 1.4.b Architect indoor and outdoor RF deployments

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CCIEW – 1.4.a RF Design / Site survey

1.4.a [i] Define the tasks/goals for a preliminary site survey 1.4.a [ii] Conduct the site survey 1.4.a [iii] Determine AP quantity, placement and antenna type Much like the previous section which focused on customer requirements and current lay of the land, defining the tasks and goals for the survey will follow much the same pattern through… Continue reading CCIEW – 1.4.a RF Design / Site survey

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CCIEW – 1.3 Plan and design wireless solutions requirements

1.3.a Translate customer requirements into services and design recommendations 1.3.b Identify ambiguity and/or information gaps 1.3.c Evaluate interoperability of proposed technologies against deployed IP network infrastructure & technologies This topic often comes down to common sense and experience. When you’re engaged by a business to either perform a site survey (next topic) or design a… Continue reading CCIEW – 1.3 Plan and design wireless solutions requirements

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CCIEW – 1.2 Describe IEEE 802.11 standards and protocols

Another not-so-taxing-one here! I wrote all of the amendments up in a nice list for the CWNA Chapters 5-7 review: Standards and Amendments 802.11b – HR-DSSS – 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz 1, 2, 5.5 and 11 rates. 802.11a – OFDM – 5GHz UNII Bands – 6, 12, 24 + 9, 18, 36, 48, 54. 802.11g… Continue reading CCIEW – 1.2 Describe IEEE 802.11 standards and protocols

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CCIEW – 1.1 Describe WLAN organizations and regulations

This one is a nice light starter and anyone who has taken a couple of wireless exams in the past decade should have heard of all of the following albeit it may not be memorised! My CWNA Chapter 1-4 review should have mentioned most of these but I clearly didn’t deem it necessary! Fortunately the CWSP… Continue reading CCIEW – 1.1 Describe WLAN organizations and regulations