This course introduces students to fundamental design issues in wireless and wired local and metropolitan area networks, explains the state-of-the-art solutions proposed and deployed in the field by using latest standards and protocols as examples, and discusses trends in the wireless/wired LAN/MANs. Example wireless technologies covered include the IEEE 802 family of protocols, e.g., WiFi, WiMax and Bluetooth. Example wireline technologies include those associated with Ethernet and MAN technologies such as Resilient Packet Ring.
Prerequisites: EL 5363 or EE 136 or instructor’s permission. *Online version available.