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Chapter 03. Spread
Spectrum Technologies
QUESTION 1
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1. Increasing the dwell time for an FHSS system
will increase the throughput.
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A. This statement is always true
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B. This statement is always false
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C. It depends on the manufacturer of the equipment
QUESTION 2
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2. Which one of the following dwell times will
result in the greatest throughput in a FHSS
system and will still be within FCC regulations?
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A. 100 ms
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B. 200 ms
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C. 300 ms
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D. 400 ms
QUESTION 3
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3. An 802.11b compliant wireless LAN
configuration using DSSS can have a maximum
of ___ non-overlapping, co-located access points.
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A. 3
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B. 15
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C. 26
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D. 79
QUESTION 4
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4. Consider the following two wireless LAN configurations:
System 1. IEEE 802.11 compliant FHSS system, 6 colocated access points running at maximum data rate.
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System 2. IEEE 802.11b compliant DSSS system, 3 co-
located access points running at 50% of maximum data
rate.
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Which one of the following statements is true?
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A. System 1 will have more throughput
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B. System 2 will have more throughput
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C. System 1 and System 2 will have the same throughput
QUESTION 5
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5. Channels on direct sequence systems for
802.11b equipment are ___ MHz wide.
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A. 5
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B. 20
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C. 22
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D. 83
QUESTION 6
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6. Which of the following are advantages of
802.11b DSSS over 802.11 FHSS?
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Choose all that apply.
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A. Cost
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B. Throughput
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C. Security
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D. Resistance to narrowband interference
QUESTION 7
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7. If having compatible equipment from different
manufactures were an important factor when
purchasing wireless LAN equipment, which of
the following spread spectrum technologies would
be the best choice?
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A. FHSS
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B. DSSS
QUESTION 8
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8. The FCC has two sets of rules regarding FHSS
that are known as before and after which of the
following dates?
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A. 06/30/2000
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B. 08/31/1999
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C. 08/31/2000
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D. 08/31/2001
QUESTION 9
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9. The latest published FCC rules regarding
power output for FHSS states a maximum output
of which one of the following?
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A. 100 mW
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B. 125 mW
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C. 200 mW
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D. 1 W
QUESTION 10
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10. The FCC specifies how many channels in the
2.4 GHz ISM band that can be used for DSSS in
the United States?
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A. 3
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B. 6
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C. 9
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D. 11
QUESTION 11
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11. You have been hired on as a consultant to increase the
capacity of an existing wireless LAN based on FHSS
technology.
After
your
research
is
completed
you
recommend that a replacement system based on DSSS
would be better. Which of the following could be your
arguments to defend your position? Choose all that apply.
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A. The DSSS devices will cost less and have more throughput
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B. The DSSS devices will cost more but have more throughput
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C. Additional new FHSS devices may not be compatible with
the older devices
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D. DSSS is more secure than FHSS
QUESTION 12
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12. The statement, “802.11b wireless LAN
devices are backward compatible with 802.11
wireless LAN devices” is:
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A. Always true
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B. Always false
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C. Sometimes true
QUESTION 13
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13. What is considered to be the maximum
number of co-located FHSS access points in a
wireless LAN, if non-synchronized radios are to
be used?
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A. 3
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B. 16
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C. 20
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D. 26
QUESTION 14
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14. In Frequency Hopping wireless LAN systems, the
term hopping refers to which one of the following?
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A. Switching between throughput speeds from 11 Mbps to
5.5 Mbps
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B. What happens when the carrier frequency is changed
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C. The change that occurs as a result of the RF signal
getting weaker
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D. Changing technologies from FHSS to DSSS
QUESTION 15
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15. A DSSS channel is more susceptible to narrowband
interference than a FHSS channel because of which of the
following? Choose all that apply.
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A. The DSSS channel is much smaller (22 MHz wide instead of the 79
MHz wide band used by FHSS)
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B. The information is transmitted along the entire band
simultaneously instead of one frequency at a time
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C. FHSS systems simply avoid the frequency on which the
narrowband interference is located
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D. FHSS systems only use one frequency at a time, so the narrowband
interference must be on the same exact frequency at the same time
QUESTION 16
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16. The noise floor is defined by which one of the
following?
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A. The general level of RF noise in the environment
around the wireless LAN
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B. The noise that is generated as a result of foot
traffic
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C. A fixed level of -100 dBm
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D. The level of noise at which a wireless LAN starts
working
QUESTION 17
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17. Which one of the following is not described by
the IEEE and OpenAir standards regarding
FHSS systems?
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A. What frequency bands may be used
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B. Hop sequences
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C. Allowable levels of interference
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D. Dwell times
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E. Data rates
QUESTION 18
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18. An RF signal is considered spread spectrum when
which of the following are true?
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Choose all that apply.
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A. The system sending the signal is using infrared
technology
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B. The power required to send the information is
significantly greater than is necessary
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C. The bandwidth used is much wider than what is
required to send the information
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D. The bandwidth used is much less than what is used to
send the information
QUESTION 19
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19. Some 2.4 GHz FHSS systems operate at 3
Mbps or more. Which of the following is true
regarding these systems?
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A. They are always IEEE 802.11 compliant
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B. They may not interoperate with other FHSS
systems
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C. They are always OpenAir compliant
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D. They are backwards compatible with 900 MHz
systems
QUESTION 20
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20. How many different types of implementations
of spread spectrum technology does the FCC
specify for the 2.4 GHz ISM band?
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A. 1
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B. 2
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C. 3
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D. 4
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