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2-Day Instructor Led Hands On Lab Class
The Wi-Fi Alliance are calling 802.11ax-based products Wi-Fi 6/6E, the next generation of Wi-Fi connectivity. Wi-Fi 6/6E products changes the focus away from higher data rates for a single device, to improving the overall user experience in dense network environments where there are many other devices competing for the radio resources.
Wi-Fi 6/6E products will improve capacity, coverage, and performance of Wi-Fi networks, especially in dense environments such as stadiums and other public venues. By significantly reducing battery consumption in Wi-Fi, these 6/6E devices also satisfy the requirements in the IoT market.
This is a 2-day hands-on course where learners will analysis Wi-Fi 6 packet captures to gain an in-depth understanding of 802.11ax features and capabilities. This course will also cover the implementation challenges associated with the deployment of high density Wi-Fi 6/6E networks. Further, this course will also provide a technical comparison between 5G and Wi-Fi 6/6E deployments in the 6 GHz licensed-exempt band.
This course shows the student how to use Wireshark to capture traffic and identify the security protocols that are being implemented in the network. This course will also highlight key capabilities in Wireshark that can be used to analyze and troubleshoot network traffic to identify security issues. This includes defining Wireshark security profiles, using Wireshark capture and display filters to identify protected and unprotected traffic, coloring rules, and using relevant Wireshark statistical tools, in addition to how to leveraging Wireshark decryption capabilities.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the challenges of operating in a dense wireless environment and how Wi-Fi 6/6E overcomes those challenges
- Define key Wi-Fi 6/6E network configuration features and capabilities that impact throughput and network performance, including OFDMA and MU-MIMO
- Be familiar with and able to analyze Wi-Fi 6/6E packet captures
- Detail the advanced technical mechanisms implemented in Wi-Fi 6/6E, including resource unit allocation, BSS coloring, and Targeted Wake Time
- Discuss the implementation and optimization of Wi-Fi 6/6E network, including best practices
- Describe the major technical differences between Wi-Fi 6/6E and 5G operations
- Become informed as to why Wi-Fi 6/6E is important to our network future and how to better manage that importance in their job function
The target audience for this course is anyone in Engineering, Test, Customer Support, Technical Marketing, or even Sales and Marketing. This course is ideal for students that need to deep dive into the complexity and implementation of Wi-Fi 6/6E network and how it can be applied to their job function.
Ideal candidates are:
- Operations individuals that will provide Wi-Fi 6/6E configuration and support services
- Network design engineers that need to understand Wi-Fi 6/6E
- Network management individuals that are providing element and wireless network tools to support the implementation of Wi-Fi 6/6E networks
- Technical support engineers that must be able to identify and troubleshoot wireless problems
- Technical marketing individuals that want more than just a basic understanding of Wi-Fi 6/6E
- Certification track individuals that need to expand their knowledge and studies
- Network administrators that need to prepare for Wi-Fi 6/6E wireless network deployments
This course is designed to appeal to anyone needing to deepen their skills and knowledge of Wi-Fi and the implementation of dense wireless networks. The ideal student will have experience with today’s 802.11n, 802.11ac Wi-Fi networks.
This is a hands-on lab based course. Students will be using the open source packet analyzer tool called Wireshark to analyzing Wi-Fi 6/6E. Knowledge of how to use Wireshark would be advantageous but not essential.
Students will be provided with an online course Student Guide, lab files, and lab packet captures via the Online School of Network Sciences (
There are a number of related courses we offer that explore the technical aspects of both today’s and tomorrow’s wireless networks.
- For students requiring an understanding to today’s and future mobile networks we offer:
- 4G 101 Foundation, available both as instructor led and self-paced
- 4G 201 Advanced, available both as instructor led and self-paced
- 5G 101 in a day, a 1 day 5G introduction - instructor led, web based delivery only
- 5G 201 in a day, an advanced 5G class - instructor led, web based delivery only
- Understanding 5G Wireless Networks, a 2 day instructor led, web based delivery only class
- Advanced 5G Network Radio and Network Concepts - a 1 day instructor led, web based delivery only class
- For students working on IoT, we have several additional courses that compare and contrast the different technologies being deployed to connect “things” to the Internet, such as:
- Enabling IoT: Wireless Low Power and Lossy Networks
- Enabling IoT: The ZigBee Protocol, available both as instructor led and self-paced
- Enabling IoT: IEEE 802.15.4 Low Rate Wireless Sensor Networks
- Enabling IoT: Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE)
- Enabling the IoT: Next Generation 802.11 WLANs
- For students needing a technical understanding of the operation of 802.11 Wi-Fi networks we have:
- Understanding Wi-Fi 802.11 Fundamentals - a 1 day instructor led, web based delivery only class
- Wi-Fi 5 - Very High Throughput (802.11ac) - a 1 day instructor led, web based delivery only class
- Understanding Voice and Video over Wi-Fi - a 1 day instructor led, web based delivery only class
- Hands-on Wi-Fi 6/6E (802.11ax) - a 2 day instructor led, web based delivery only class
- Understanding Wi-Fi Security with WPA2 and WPA3 - a 1 day instructor led, web based delivery only class
- For students looking to learn more in general about Wireshark, check out our Wireshark classes here.
- For students looking to learn more about Wi-Fi/WLAN - check our our WLAN operations courses here.
- For students looking to learn more about IPv6 - check our our IPv6 courses here.
- Establishing the Groundwork
- Drivers behind the development of Wi-Fi 6
- Overview of IEEE 802.11ax amendment
- Wi-Fi Alliance certification timeline
- Technologies and mechanisms deployed in Wi-Fi 6 networks
LAB: Analyze the features and capabilities of Wi-Fi 6 Access Points
- Allocating Resources to Wireless Devices
- Transitioning from OFDM to OFDMA
- Impact of smaller subcarrier spacing
- Detailed look at Resource Units (RU)
- Downlink and Uplink Resource allocation
LAB: Analyze the allocation of Wi-Fi 6 Resource Units
- Supporting different devices and services
- Variable Guard Intervals (GI)
- Modulation and coding
- Mandatory BCC and LDPC coders
LAB: Calculate expected data rates
- Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO)
- Sound procedure
- Implementing DL-MU-MIMO
- Implementing UL-MU-MIMO
- Theoretical maximum simultaneous users
LAB: Analyze HE NDP announcements and feedback data
- Wi-Fi 6 Channel Access
- 20 MHz mode of operation to support IoT devices
- Channel access
- BSS Coloring
- Target Wake Time (TWT)
LAB: Analyze BSS Color and TWT configuration settings
- Implementing Wi-Fi 6 Networks
- Deployment scenarios
- Wi-Fi 6 channel planning and design
- Coexistence with legacy equipment
- Best practices
LAB: Analyze Wi-Fi 6 implemented features
- Wi-Fi 6 and 5G Coexistence
- Regulation in the 6 GHz license-exempt frequency band
- Contrasting Wi-Fi 6 and 5G NR OFDMA parameters
- Channel access and coexistence mechanism
- Wi-Fi and 5G Interworking
LAB: Wi-Fi 6 vs. 5G Multiple choice quiz
- Course Wrap Up
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