September 2015

Using concept maps to become a CWAP (Part 4): What's an 802.11 Management Frame?

Here's my next concept map. It's about the 802.11 management frame. This map took me a little longer to elaborate because there is a lot of technical details about management frames that it made it harder to summarize. Remember that the idea behind the concept map is not to fit every single detail into a map but to summarize and highlight the most important concepts and relationships. Thus, not every single information element (IE) is described here and instead it only describes a few of the basic IEs.

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Using concept maps to become a CWAP (Part 3): What's the IEEE 802.11 MAC Sublayer?

Continuing with this blog series, the concept map for this week is about the 802.11 MAC Sublayer. The map presents the basics of the 802.11 MPDU format, including types of frames, MAC addressing, frame fragmentation, and QoS capabilities.

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Using concept maps to become a CWAP (Part 2): What's the IEEE Physical (PHY) Layer?

Last week I started this blog series where, as part of my study routine for the CWAP certification, I intend to build various concept maps to summarize each of the major topics of the official CWAP study guide and share them with the WLAN community. The concept map of this second part is about the 802.11 Physical (PHY) Layer:

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