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Wireless Networks and Applications

Course Code ETEC-324
Lecture hours per week 3
Lab hours per week 2
Course Availability: Open

A wireless network is an extension of a wired network, therefore previous study of wired networks is essential. This course builds on the Computer Networks (ETEC126) enhancing the students’ capability to comprehend client-server network environments. It teaches the common communication protocols with an emphasis on TCP/IP. Students build a domain-based network which is used for wireless networking. This course introduces students to Wireless Networks comprised of Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN), Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), and Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWAN). The course contents include physical layer standards, medium access control, building and securing WLANs. Wide Area Networks including cellular data networks’ Implementation of Wireless Access Protocols to WAP-enabled devices will be discussed and a brief introduction to WiMAX and its applications will be provided. Theory classes will be supplemented with labs to enhance practical knowledge in integrating, testing, commissioning, and network management of wireless networks.