Wireless Network Administration
Study plans 2016-2017 - IMT2631 - 5 ECTS


IMT2521 Network Administration

Expected learning outcomes


  • Candidates are capable of planning wireless networks, considering adequate stability and capacity.
  • Candidates are capable of understanding how data flows in wireless networks, and which security issues are present.


  • Candidates can plan, install, configure and monitor wireless networks in small and medium-sized installations.
  • Candidates can do justified choices regarding safety, particularly regarding authentication and encryption.
  • Candidates are able to systematically do troubleshooting, and correct errors in existing installations.

General competence:

  • Candidates are able to explain the needs and use of wireless networks in small and medium-sized organization. In particular in relation to other infrastructure.


Fundamental Wireless Technologies

  • Standardization bodies
  • Radio and antennas
  • the 802.11 standards
  • WLAN Technology and Topology

Security in Wireless networks

  • Authentication
  • Encryption
  • General relevant security technologies


  • Autonomous Access-points
  • Traffic flow trough the air, and to cables
  • AP Discovery and Association.
  • Network monitoring and troubleshooting.

Controller based networks

  • Central administration of wireless networks
  • Lightweight access-points.
  • Traffic flow in controller-based wireless networks 
  • Roaming
  • Network monitoring and troubleshooting.

Teaching Methods

Laboratory work

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 3 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)