[OxLUG Announce] Wireless Networking - Sun 6th Jan 2002, 6.30pm

Alasdair G Kergon oxlug@lists.oxlug.org
Thu Jan 3 21:38:01 2002

                      Wireless Networking 
              "You did what with a Pringles can?" 

                         Martin Ling 

                   Sunday 6th January 2002 
                        6.30pm, Comlab 

    How radio networks work - problems and solutions in implementation 

    Current hardware, the 802.11b standard, and future developments 

    Using wireless with Linux & BSD 

    Wide-area wireless - for both commercial and community networks 
         Aims and benefits of Consume and other projects 
             - broadband to the streets. 
         Problems and challenges: 
             - legal issues, routing design, feasible distances & 
               antenna construction 
    Security implications 
         War driving - scanning for and penetrating wireless LANs 
         Vulnerability of the WEP encryption protocol 
         Advice on securing wireless systems 

The meeting will (as always), be followed by drinks at the Lamb and Flag.
The Comlab entrance is from Parks Road and 
there are maps at http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/archive/ox/maps.html 

Happy New Year!