802.11 WLAN Mini-Course

Peter Welcher
Architect, Operations Technical Advisor

My recent blog articles referenced slides I built and presented at a Bluesnet Network Advisory Group meeting in Santa Barbara, CA. I obtained permission to post PDF versions of the Cisco slides (with the exception of some Site Survey slides). Together, my slides plus the Cisco slides make up a pretty solid two day introductory course in 802.11 wireless (WLAN).

Here is an ordered list of topics and links to the PDF’d presentations.

Topic Link
icon WLAN Basics (654 KB) icon https://netcraftsmen.com/archived-documents/petes-archives/
icon RF for 802.11 WLAN (784 KB) icon https://netcraftsmen.com/archived-documents/petes-archives/
icon 802.11 WLAN Vendors (1.09 MB) icon https://netcraftsmen.com/archived-documents/petes-archives/
icon WLAN Project Management (773 KB) icon https://netcraftsmen.com/archived-documents/petes-archives/
icon Cisco Enterprise WLAN Architecture (3 MB) icon https://netcraftsmen.com/archived-documents/petes-archives/
icon Cisco Enterprise WLAN Security (5.5 MB) icon https://netcraftsmen.com/archived-documents/petes-archives/
Cisco Enterprise WLAN Site Survey (Topic you should know about. I don’t have anything I can post for this.)
icon Cisco Enterprise WLAN Design and Deployment (2.6 MB) icon https://netcraftsmen.com/archived-documents/petes-archives/
icon WLAN Traffic Flows (501 KB) icon https://netcraftsmen.com/archived-documents/petes-archives/
icon Cisco Enterprise WLAN Operation and Troubleshooting (2.7 MB) icon https://netcraftsmen.com/archived-documents/petes-archives/

And here are links to my prior blogs about this (which mostly point to the PDFs).


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Nick Kelly

Cybersecurity Engineer, Cisco

Nick has over 20 years of experience in Security Operations and Security Sales. He is an avid student of cybersecurity and regularly engages with the Infosec community at events like BSides, RVASec, Derbycon and more. The son of an FBI forensics director, Nick holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is one of Cisco’s Fire Jumper Elite members. When he’s not working, he writes cyberpunk and punches aliens on his Playstation.


Virgilio “BONG” dela Cruz Jr.

CCDP, CCNA V, CCNP, Cisco IPS Express Security for AM/EE
Field Solutions Architect, Tech Data

Virgilio “Bong” has sixteen years of professional experience in IT industry from academe, technical and customer support, pre-sales, post sales, project management, training and enablement. He has worked in Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as a member of the WAN and LAN Switching team. Bong now works for Tech Data as the Field Solutions Architect with a focus on Cisco Security and holds a few Cisco certifications including Fire Jumper Elite.


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Chief Technology Officer, Practice Lead Security Services, NetCraftsmen

John is our CTO and the practice lead for a talented team of consultants focused on designing and delivering scalable and secure infrastructure solutions to customers across multiple industry verticals and technologies. Previously he has held several positions including Executive Director/Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity, he led a team managing network architecture and services.  Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, John was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working across a number of verticals including Higher Education, Finance, Retail, Government, and Health Care.

He is an expert in working with groups to identify business needs, and align technology strategies to enable business strategies, building in agility and scalability to allow for future changes. John is experienced in the architecture and design of highly available, secure, network infrastructure and data centers, and has worked on projects worldwide. He has worked in both the business and regulatory environments for the design and deployment of complex IT infrastructures.