Gigabit Ethernet for Wireless 

Course Length: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives:  This course is designed to provide the student with required knowledge of and testing skills for Ethernet based services to wireless networks; commonly called Gig-E circuits. This course also teaches the student how to test Gig-E networks based on the RFC2544 standard. The course is approximately two days in length and a series of on-line webinars lasting two hours each are scheduled at regular intervals. Please visit our website for dates and tuition fees.

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Transport Introduction

  • Trends of Wireless Backhaul Services
  • Typical installations
  • What is the need

Modern Data Services

  • Convergence
  • Packet vs. Circuit-Switched
  • Real-time Services vs. Non Real-time services

Physical Backhaul Technologies

  • Copper, Twisted Pairs, and COAX Cables
  • Fiber Optic Cables
  • Wireless/Radio Frequencies

Comparison to TDM Transport

  • Mulitplexing, Framing and Overhead
  • Transmission Coding
  • Timing
  • Testing

Fiber Optics Primer

  • Overview of Fiber Optics
  • Elements & Components
  • Cleaning Techniques
  • Basic Testing (Loss, OTDR…)

Packet Data

  • OSI Model
  • Packets
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Encapsulation
  • Linking Technologies Together


  • LAN Ethernet vs. Backhaul Ethernet
  • Overview of Frames (802.3 and DIX V2)
  • Point-to-Point Switching
  • Equipment & Negotiation (Auto-Negotiation)
  • Cable types (Twisted-pair, Fiber…)
  • Speed, Duplex and Flow Control
  • Addressing (MAC, Tables…)
  • Power Over Ethernet
  • VLANS (Ports, Tagging…)

Ethernet Testing

  • RFC 2544 Test standard
  • Test Types (In Service, Out of Service…)
  • Results Interpretation
  • Network Overview
  • PING
  • Trace Routing
  • Troubleshooting Procedures
  • QoS
  • Latency and Delay
  • Retransmission
  • Packet Loss
  • Monitoring