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Guide to Wireless Communications, 3rd Edition

  • Jorge L. Olenewa
  • ISBN-10: 1111307318
  • ISBN-13: 9781111307318
  • 528 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2002
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

GUIDE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, 3rd Edition is designed for an entry level course in wireless data communications. The text covers the fundamentals wireless communications and provides an overview of protocols, transmission methods, and IEEE standards. GUIDE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, 3rd Edition examines the broad range of wireless communications technologies available beginning with the basics of radio frequency and wireless data transmission and progressing to the protocols and mechanisms that every wirless network technician should understand. Key topics cover several technologies for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs), Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs), and Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs) giving an overview of the most current cellular and satellite communications. Key topics include Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs), Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs), and Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs).


  • Covers different wireless networks, including personal area networks, local area networks, metropolitan area networks, and wide area networks along with the implementation, security, and business applications for each.

  • Survey of wireless communications while providing technical overview of different types of wireless technologies.

  • Explores digital and analog data transmission over a wireless medium, including issues related to various protocols, encoding, error detection and correction as well as security.

  • Features extensive learning tools, including learning objectives, chapter content, chapter summaries, key terms & definitions, review questions, hands-on projects, and case projects.

  • Promotes key information connecting Information Technology and Radio Frequency for data communications, and serves as a solid platform for future training.

About the Author

Jorge L. Olenewa

Jorge L. Olenewa has been an instructor at George Brown College for more than 15 years, where he continues to teach and assist in the creation and implementation of several programs of study related to networking and wireless technologies. This academic experience and more than four decades of working in the computer industry formed the foundation of his book, GUIDE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, now in its 4th Edition. A keynote speaker on wireless technologies and co-chair at WECON, a major international Wireless and Embedded Systems conference in India, Mr. Olenewa has completed applied researched in wireless applications for in-vehicle entertainment systems, Real-Time Location Systems, and two Mobile Learning research projects. He is a Cisco® Certified Academy Instructor and Manages the Cisco Networking Academy at George Brown College. Mr. Olenewa holds a B.S. in Electronic Information Systems from B.L.A.I. in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction To Wireless Communications.
2. Wireless Data Transmission.
3. Understanding Radio Frequency Communications.
4. How Antennas Work.
5. Low Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks.
6. High-Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks.
7. Wi-Fi (Wireless Local Area Networks).
8. Wi-Fi (Wlan) Security.
9. WMAN – Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks.
10. WWAN – Wireless Wide Area Networks.
11. RFID – Radio Frequency Identification.
12. Wireless Communication In Business.

New to this edition

  • A thorough discussion on wireless communications in the modern business world helps students visualize themselves in Information Technology careers.
  • Includes an updated list of standards, industry associations and allicances, enhanced coverage of antennas providing, and more hands-on labs.
  • Expanded discussion of dual-band operation, MIMO and Beam-forming, 3G UMTS and 4G LTE.
  • New content on mesth networking, WMM, Wi-Fi Direct, Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS) and rogue detection, wireless security considerations.