Episode 7 – Access Points

APIn episode 7 of the Wi-Fi For Beginners podcast, we begin module 3 of the series, taking a look at wireless Access Points (APs) [Slides: Module 3: 1 – 18].
In this episode we look at:

  • What is an Access Point?
  • What does an AP look like?
  • The basic function of an AP in a WLAN
  • Basic antenna types

A copy of the slides that accompany module three can be found here

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Episode 6 – RF Basics

In epBulbisode 6 of the Wi-Fi For Beginners podcast, we conclude module 2 of the series, taking a look at the basics of RF theory [Slides: Module 2: 22 – 28] .
In this episode we look at:

  • The “light bulb” moment – comparing light & RF behaviour
  • Free Space Path Loss (FSPL)
  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands
  • Bands and channels
  • Un-licensed frequency bands
  • WLAN Client band support

A copy of the slides that accompany module two can be found here

 

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Episode 5 – RF Basics

AntennaIn episode 5 of the Wi-Fi For Beginners podcast, we continue module 2 of the series, taking a look at the basics of RF theory [Slides: Module 2: 14 – 21] .
In this episode we look at:

  • The basic unit of frequency measurement: Hertz (Hz)
  • The RF Spectrum
  • RF Spectrum bands (HF, VHF, UHF, SHF etc.)
  • Concepts: Coverage areas, Propagation & Modulation

A copy of the slides that accompany module two can be found here

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