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معايير الشبكات اللاسلكية

لمحة عن الوحدة: تعتبر هذه الوحدة مقدمة إلى المعايير بشكل عام ومعايير الشبكات اللاسلكية IEEE 802.11 بشكل خاص.

Alberto Escudero-Pascual Arabic 11 Oct 08
Wireless Standards

An introduction to standards in general and IEEE 802.11 in specific. The unit tries to give an overview of the IEEE 802.11 family of standards and describe the technical characteristics that differ among the amendments. The unit is at Medium level with some Advanced sections.

Alberto Escudero Pascual English 19 Aug 08
Antenna basics

This lecture provides a "short and simple" introduction to antennas (for WiFi at 2.4 and 5 GHz), with rough definition of terminology and characteristics of simple antennas (omni, directive, reflector)

Carlo Fonda 45 minutes English 15 Oct 08
Introduction to Radiowaves and Basic RF Measurements

This very short lecture consists of two parts: the first part (15 minutes) is a basic introduction to radiowaves and RF signals, with definitions and terminology (frequency, wavelength, phase, amplitude, power, interference, modulation).

Carlo Fonda 30 minutes English 15 Oct 08

A crazy lecture on "why web developers should care about wireless networking", presented at a conference on web technologies.

It presents briefly (20 minutes) what wireless networking is (with some hints on mobile web browsing), then discuss about "ZeroConf" (10 minutes) and finally introduces the basics of web-designing with XHTML and CSS.

Carlo Fonda 1 hour English 15 Oct 08
Basic antenna theory

This slideshow was presented at AfNOG 2009 in cairo, Egypt.

It is a very brief introduction to antennas for WiFi, touching concepts like directivity and gain. It mentions radiation patterns and other properties of antennas as well. A few examples of typical antennas for WiFi are also given (omni, cantenna, parabolic dish).

Carlo Fonda 20 minutes English 19 Sep 09
Introduction to Lab Safety

Basic laboratory safety procedures.

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro English 14 Aug 08
Networking Basics

This lecture introduces some basic concepts related to modern computer networking: reasons to build a computer network, standardisation, OSI model, network layers in theory and practice, classification and topology of networks, media and hardware (ethernet), IP addressing, subnetting, DNS, basic network configuration of a PC.

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro 90 minutes English 15 Oct 08
Wireless needs (work)

subtitle: Do we need wireless? Wireless needs a lot of work! ;) ...Wireless networks: "why, when and where" of WLANs


This is a "not-very-serious lecture" for introducing issues and benefits of wireless networking

(it also contains some polls/questionnaires to check the background knowledge of the audience)

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro 1 hour English 15 Oct 08
Open training on wireless

This presentation summarize the experience of 7 years of training on wireless networking at the ICTP (Trieste, Italy).

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro 1 hour English 15 Oct 08