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Fedora 13

Wireless Guide

Wireless and mobile networking overview for Fedora Linux

Edition 1.4

Fedora Documentation Project

Scott Radvan

Red Hat Engineering Content Services

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An overview of IEEE 802.11-based and other mobile networking technologies and their implementation in Fedora Linux.

1. Document Conventions
1.1. Typographic Conventions
1.2. Pull-quote Conventions
1.3. Notes and Warnings
2. We Need Feedback!
1. Introduction
1.1. Who should read this guide?
1.2. What is a Wireless LAN?
1.3. History of Wireless LANs
1.4. Benefits of Wireless LANs
1.5. Considerations
1.6. Linux Wireless Support
1.7. Disclaimer
2. Standards
2.1. Standards and Regulatory Bodies
2.2. Standards Defined
3. Hardware And Communication
3.1. Components of a Wireless LAN
3.2. Types of Cards
3.3. Types of Antennas
3.4. Connection Modes
3.5. Channels
4. Security
4.1. Unique Challenges
4.2. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
4.3. Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
4.4. Wireless Security Myths
4.5. Best Practices
5. Fedora And Wireless
5.1. Hardware
5.2. Drivers, Chipsets, Devices
5.3. Using NetworkManager
5.4. Using the command line interface
6. Other Wireless Technologies
6.1. CDMA
6.2. GPRS
6.3. DECT
6.4. EV-DO
6.5. HSDPA
7. Other Resources
A. Revision History