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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi Wireless Networking

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  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 312
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3115-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3115-9
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7686-6582-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-6582-6

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi is a book for beginners who want to join the Wi-Fi revolution. Using easy-to-understand language, this book teaches you all you need to know about Wi-Fi, from choosing the Wi-Fi system that is right for you to adding a Wi-Fi card and related software to finding hotspots and access points. With the help of this book, you will be able to configure a home network and share internet connections quickly and easily. In addition, the book covers all important security issues so that a user is less exposed to threats, as well as the dos and don'ts of traveling with a Wi-Fi enabled laptop.

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Hitting the Road with Wi-Fi

Hitting the Road with Wi-Fi

Table of Contents



Introduction.

I. WHY WI-FI?

 1. Entering a World Without Wires.

 2. Understanding Wi-Fi.

 3. Hitting the Road with Wi-Fi.

 4. Networking Without Wires.

II. SETTING UP YOUR COMPUTER FOR WI-FI.

 5. Buying a Wi-Fi Laptop.

 6. Buying a Wi-Fi PDA.

 7. Playing with Wi-Fi Gadgets.

 8. Adding Wi-Fi to a Mobile Computer.

 9. Wi-Fi on Your Desktop.

III. GOING MOBILE WITH WI-FI.

10. Tools for the Perfect Road Warrior.

11. Where Can You Wi-Fi?

12. Working with National Wi-Fi Networks.

IV. CREATING A WI-FI NETWORK.

13. Buying a Wi-Fi Access Point or Router.

14. Setting Up Your Access Point.

15. Configuring Your Wi-Fi Network.

16. Sharing an Internet Connection.

17. Adding Wi-Fi Antennas to Your Network.

V. SECURING YOUR WI-FI COMPUTER AND NETWORK.

18. Protecting Your Mobile Wi-Fi Computer.

19. Securing Your Wi-Fi Network.

VI. APPENDIXES.

Appendix A. Wireless Standards.

Appendix B. Finding Wi-Fi Hotspots.

Glossary.

Index.

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