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Title Summary Author Time Languagesort icon Updated
Site Survey Tools

Software and hardware tools used for detecting and analyzing wireless networks, prior to installing your own.

Rob Flickenger English 14 Aug 08
Comparative Use of Unlicensed Radio Spectrum

Visualizing how different devices make use of the available radio spectrum.

  • DSSS vs. OFDM vs. frequency hopping
  • 802.11 channels
  • Using a Wi-Spy or spectrum analyzer to detect interference
Rob Flickenger 1/2 hour English 8 Oct 08
Wireless Security

An extensive exploration of wireless security topics, including:

  • Standard 802.11 security features
  • Encryption techniques and standards
  • Logistical security considerations
  • Open source tools that implement, test, and break security features

 

Rob Flickenger 1 hour English 7 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
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