The Essential 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) Books for Network Engineers

The Essential 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) Books for Network Engineers

Solutions Review compiles the most essential books on 802.11ax (also known as Wi-Fi 6) that any network engineer needs to add to their reading list.

Are you a network engineer or IT professional that focuses on wireless networking? Books, whether hardcover or digital, are an excellent source for people looking to learn about a specific field of technology, and 802.11ax is no exception. We’ve listed the top 802.11ax books that you should add to your reading list. These books are intended for beginners and experts alike and are written by authors with proficiency and/or recognition in the field of 802.11ax.

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802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide

by Matthew S. Gast

“With wireless technology, the advantages to its users are indeed plentiful. Companies no longer have to deal with the hassle and expense of wiring buildings, and households with several computers can avoid fights over who’s online. And now, with 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition, you can integrate wireless technology into your current infrastructure with the utmost confidence.”


802.11ax A Complete Guide – 2020 Edition

by Gerardus Blokdyk

“Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a challenge or meet an objective is the most valuable role… In EVERY group, company, organization, and department. Unless you are talking about a one-time, single-use project, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions.”


802.11ax: A Hyperconnected World and the Next-Generation WiFi

by Pablo Aguilera

“802.11ax (High-Efficiency Wireless) is the next evolution of WiFi, the most successful wireless technology in the world. This new release brings some of the most fabulous advances ever seen in wireless communications for decades and will be the enabling technology for IoT (Internet of Things), Big Data, Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, Edge Computing, and the Tactile Internet. With over 120 pages and more than 60 detailed figures and tables, this book is not a raw analysis of the 802.11ax standard.”


Computer Networking: The Complete Guide to Understanding Wireless Technology, Network Security, Computer Architecture and Communications Systems (Including Cisco, CCNA and CCENT)

by Michael B. White

“Are you pursuing a field that requires at least some knowledge of computer networking? Do you wish to learn about the future of networking and how electronics function? If this is true, then this is the guide for you. While other shorter books do not include ALL concepts, this book dives deep into the subject matter so that nothing is left out. Beginners, intermediate learners and advanced users have all learned from this guide. The book is designed to be an easy read that simplifies concepts as much as possible.”


Designing and Deploying 802.11 Wireless Networks

by Jim Geier

“Geier organizes each phase of WLAN deployment into clearly defined steps, making the entire planning and deployment process easy to understand and execute. He illuminates key concepts and methods through realistic case studies based on current Cisco products while offering tips and techniques you can use with any vendor’s equipment. To build your skills with key tasks, you’ll find several hands-on exercises relying on free or inexpensive tools.”

Wi-Fi Technologies and Applications

by Benny Bing

“Wi-Fi has become the mainstream technology for fixed and mobile operators, as well as the retail and hospitality industry in meeting business challenges. Wi-Fi data rates and spectral efficiencies have continued to improve over the past two decades. By adding multi-user transmission to multi-antenna and multi-carrier capabilities, next-generation Wi-Fi will be able to connect to an unprecedented number of personal devices and “things”, expanding beyond user-to-user communications.”


Wireless Communication Networks and Systems

by Corey Beard and William Stallings

Wireless Communication Networks and Systems covers all types of wireless communications, from satellite and cellular to local and personal area networks. Organized into four easily comprehensible, reader-friendly parts, it presents a clear and comprehensive overview of the field of wireless communications. For those who are new to the topic, the book explains basic principles and fundamental topics concerning the technology and architecture of the field.”


Wireless Network Administration: A Beginner’s Guide

by Wale Soyinka

“Configure, manage, and secure wireless networks using the step-by-step details in this practical resource. Wireless Network Administration: A Beginner’s Guide shows you how to work with the latest wireless networking standards, including the 802.11x family, on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. The book covers wireless network planning, design, hardware, services, protocols, device configuration, security, troubleshooting, and more. This hands-on guide will get you started administering wireless networks in no time.”


Wireless Networking: Introduction to Bluetooth and WiFi

by Gordon Colbach

“‘Wireless Technologies: An introduction to Bluetooth and WiFi’ starts from the ground up for a new user and does a gradual progression into the technical details around wireless communications. There is also a deep dive into two of the most widespread wireless technologies – Bluetooth and 802.11 WiFi. […] Bluetooth and WiFi have dramatically altered how people use devices to connect and communicate in everyday life. Bluetooth is a low-power, short-range technology for ad hoc cable replacement; it enables people to wirelessly combine devices wherever they bring them.”

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Daniel Hein

Dan is a tech writer who writes about Enterprise Cloud Strategy and Network Monitoring for Solutions Review. He graduated from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor's in Professional Writing. You can reach him at dhein@solutionsreview.com
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