Week 12: Wireless Networks

802.11 wireless networking, CSMA/CA, mobility in wide area networks

Lecture notes:
Wireless Networks - Lecture slides (6 per page)
Terms with which you should be familiar:
Base station, infrastructure mode, ad hoc mode, peer-to-peer mode, 802.11, Wi-Fi, access point, Basic Service Set (BSS), BSSID, SSID, passive scanning, active scanning, association, CSMA/CA, random backoff, hidden node problem, RTS/CTS, host migration, power management, frame buffering, foreign agent, care-of-address (COA), home agent, datagram encapsulation, indirect routing, direct routing.