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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi Wireless Networking

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  • Proven Absolute Beginners Guide teaching style—Friendly, highly accessible, step-by-step coverage focused on the topics students need most.
    • Helps students become comfortable using Wi-Fi networks without ever getting lost in complexity.

  • Fundamental wireless networking concepts and standards—Explains the fundamental concepts of wireless networking, including free spectrum, 802.11 and related standards, transmission speeds, and more.
    • Gives students the conceptual grounding they need to understand and work with any wireless networking technologies.

  • Coverage of purchasing equipment—Helps students evaluate wireless-enabled PCs and Macintoshes, PDAs, and networking equipment.
    • Helps students save money and make more effective purchasing decisions.

  • Complete section on setting up Wi-Fi networks—Covers setting up access points, configuring networks, sharing Internet connections, extending networks with Wi-Fi antennas, and more.
    • Teaches students everything they need to know to build today's most popular wireless networks.

  • Wi-Fi applications, games, and gadgets—Covers a wide range of wireless applications, from games to photo transmissions.
    • Helps students be as productive as possible with Wi-Fi networking—and also enjoy its entertainment-related applications to the fullest.

  • Wi-Fi security, from start to finish—Covers attacks against wireless networks and methods that can be used to prevent them, including password protection, firewalls, MAC filtering, VPNs, and more.
    • Helps students overcome the security flaws that endanger most wireless networks.

Description

  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 312
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • 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

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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