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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
Basic Radio Physics

A general introduction to basic physics relevant for wireless networking.

Sebastian Buettrich English 14 Aug 08
Basic Wireless Infrastructure and Topologies

A high level introduction to wireless modes and topologies, based around real life cases, and supplying basic knowledge about setup of such infrastructures.

Sebastian Buettrich, Alberto Escudero Pascual English 15 Aug 08
Access Point Configuration

How to configure wireless access points and routers based on general principles and clear motivations.

Onno Purbo, Sebastian Buettrich English 19 Aug 08
WiMAX and non Standard Solutions

WiMAX has raised many expectations promising greater range, QoS and roaming capabilities beyond what WiFi can offer. But prices remain significantly higher than solutions based on WiFi modifications and some proprietary technologies. A description of the main features of these three general categories is presented with some examples.

TRICALCAR Team 1 hour English 25 Sep 08
Long Distance WiFi Links

By using external antennas and modifying the firmware, very low cost, long distance WiFi links can be built. High gain antennas require careful alignment, that most be done using signla generators and spectrum analyzers. A low cost version of these is presented.

TRICALCAR Team 1 hour English 31 Aug 08
Community, ICTs and Gender

Consider gender perspective in order to achieve fairness and equality of opportunities between women and men in the use and
appropriation of technology, in particular for ICT and community networks. Contribution of ICTs to the development of communities.

TRICALCAR Team 1 hour English 30 Aug 08
Network Planning

How to plan for a wireless network.Viability study. Implementation plan. Budget .Licenses and permissions. Import and acquisition of equipment. Contracts and quality assurance.

TRICALCAR Team 1 hour English 30 Aug 08
Sustainability Strategies

Define basic concepts of sustainability. Provide a guide to identify factors that may be critical for the sustainability of community wireless  networks. Analise examples of projects that have used Wi-Fi technology in their networks.

TRICALCAR Team 1 hour English 30 Aug 08
Solar PV Energy for Telecommunications

Solar Photovoltaic is a good solution for powering telecommunication devices in places not served by the electricity grid. Because of the cost of the solar panels and batteries required, it is very important to understand the technology and be able to estimate with good precision the number of devices required to meet the requirements of a given installation.

TRICALCAR Team 2 hours English 7 Oct 08