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Guide to Wireless Communications 4th Edition

Jorge L. Olenewa

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  • ISBN-10: 1337463647
  • ISBN-13: 9781337463645
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  • ISBN-10: 1305958535
  • ISBN-13: 9781305958531
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Introduce your students to wireless data communications as Olenewa’s GUIDE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, 4E covers a wide range of technologies, making it the ideal resource for your entry-level course. The text addresses the fundamentals of radio frequency communications and provides a valuable overview of protocols, transmission methods, and IEEE standards. A comprehensive introduction to the standards-based technologies used in Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs), Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs), and Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs) helps your students understand the most popular wireless communications available today.

Jorge L. Olenewa, George Brown College

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.
  • PROVEN LEARNING FEATURES PROVIDE EXTENSIVE TOOLS THAT ENCOURAGE ACTIVE LEARNING. Clear learning objectives, user-friendly chapter content, chapter summaries, key terms and definitions, review questions, hands-on projects, and case projects all work seamlessly to help enhance your students’ understanding of the key topics and skills presented.
  • BOOK ENHANCES THE ABILITY TO RESEARCH EQUIPMENT AND ISSUES IN THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY. Students learn about the latest equipment, technology and challenges impacting wireless communication today while also refining their skills to perform better and understand future advancements in the industry throughout their current or future careers.
  • USER-FRIENDLY MATERIAL CLEARLY ADDRESSES DIFFERENT WIRELESS NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES. Students examine personal area networks, local area networks, metropolitan area networks, and wide area networks as well as the corresponding implementation, security, and business applications.
  • APPROACH PREPARES STUDENTS FOR MORE-IN DEPTH LEARNING. The book’s practical and hands-on approach provides the solid foundation students need to enhance their career opportunities with fundamental wireless data communications knowledge.
  • BOOK EXPLORES DIGITAL AND ANALOG DATA TRANSMISSION OVER A WIRELESS MEDIUM. Students examine all aspects of wireless data transmission, including issues related to the use of various protocols, encoding, error detection and correction as well as security. These insights prepare your students for further study and success in the real world.

Guide to Wireless Communications


1. Introduction to Wireless Communications.
2. Wireless Data Transmission.
3. Understanding Radio Frequency Communications.
4. How Antennas Work.
5. Wireless Personal Area Networks.
6. Introduction to Wi-Fi WLANs.
7. Enhancing WLAN Performance.
8. Extending WLANs and WLAN Security.
9. WMAN – Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks.
10. WWAN – Wireless Wide Area Networks.
11. RFID – Radio Frequency Identification.
12. Wireless Communication in Business.

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