If you are interested in a wireless Wide Area Network, then this is the book for you. Novices to experts will get a comprehensive detailed explanation of how to implement wireless wide area networks. From the definitions to the diagrams and equations detailing what is needed, where to place it, how it works and how to troubleshoot it to keep it running, Mr. Unger has covered it all.
He is direct and to the point in giving you useful information on site surveying, antenna evaluation, selecting equipment, installing outdoor wireless systems, solving noise and interference problems, internet access. One look at the table of contents of each chapter listed in the beginning of the book you will have the entire story. Each chapter is full of information to enrich your knowledgebase and will also assist in the pursuit of the wireless certifications. The book keeps the focus on the subject matter at hand while not subjecting you to a dry boring delivery. Although technical, it is easy to follow no matter what your experience level. There is a 10-step process for selecting the preliminary network architecture that makes the reader feel that success is very easy to achieve. There are details on how perform site surveys, he makes understanding radio frequencies simple, you learn almost everything there is to know about antennas and evaluating and selecting your equipment. This book gives you the principles of all wireless systems while staying vendor neutral you know you are able to apply this information to most brands of hard ware and software. The information on 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g equipment is useful whether you are using it in your home, office or outdoors. This a real-world guide to designing and the implementation of the license free wireless WAN.
Mr. Unger is an expert with years of experience behind him and it is detailed in this book. When reading this book you have no doubt that the author has installed more than one and has studied this for quite some time. This was written in such a manner that you will be able to avoid most of the mistakes that are encountered when setting up an operation of this magnitude. You get the feeling that this will work the first time after you have read this book. You are given information on how to work with the FCC which shows that Mr. Unger has attempted to cover every obstacle that you could possibly face when setting up a wireless WAN. You know you will save money by avoiding the cost of leasing broadband links by following this highly informative guide to wireless. There are references in the appendix to several website imaginable dealing with the topic of wireless hardware, test equipment, books, training, peripherals and industry information, software services. There are questions at the end of the chapters to ensure that you are able to review and test yourself. Mr. Unger has done a phenomenal job in sharing his experience with the reader to provide an excellent reference for all concerned. Any book written by Mr. Unger would be a pleasure to read if it is written in the same informative, concise manner as this one.