Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WiFi Book Club Q1 2016

Welcome to the second edition of the WiFi Book Club! A series dedicated to getting the WLAN community reading & discussing the many books out there related to wireless. The goal is to read a book as part of the club once per quarter.

During the first month of a quarter I'll post a poll with a list of books to vote on. At the end of that month the votes will be tallied & the next book posted. A review & discussion of the current book will follow. Recommendations for books can be made via email, twitter, comments or carrier pigeon. While reading the book use the hashtag #WiFiBookClub to discuss on twitter. Authoring a book report is also a great way to get your creative juices flowing & add content to your blog.

Without further ado I present the next book up for review, Next Generation Wireless LANs.
"If you've been searching for a way to get up to speed on IEEE 802.11n and 802.11ac WLAN standards without having to wade through the entire specification, then look no further. This comprehensive overview describes the underlying principles, implementation details and key enhancing features of 802.11n and 802.11ac. For many of these features the authors outline the motivation and history behind their adoption into the standard. A detailed discussion of key throughput, robustness, and reliability enhancing features (such as MIMO, multi-user MIMO, 40/80/160 MHz channels, transmit beamforming and packet aggregation) is given, plus clear summaries of issues surrounding legacy interoperability and coexistence. Now updated and significantly revised, this 2nd edition contains new material on 802.11ac throughput, including revised chapters on MAC and interoperability, plus new chapters on 802.11ac PHY and multi-user MIMO. An ideal reference for designers of WLAN equipment, network managers, and researchers in the field of wireless communications."
Now to the part you've all been waiting for, the unboxing! Or maybe not. My order of the physical book was lost in transit, so I've gone the eBook route this time.

Opening the book gives you a nice About This Book popup.

Obligatory cover picture.

I've found the physical copy of this book on sale for a good bit cheaper than Amazon, notably at Abebooks. As always, do your research before purchase to make sure you are getting not only a good deal but the actual item you are looking for.

I'm really looking forward to reading this book & sharing in the discussion with everyone. Don't forget to send me your recommendations for future WiFi Book Club reads.

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