Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi Wireless Networking

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Que Publishing, 2004 - Computers - 298 pages
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Annotation Learn how to use Wi-Fi, the technology that allows you to connect anywhere, anytime. Readers will learn how to choose the Wi-Fi system that is right for them. Explains how to add a Wi-Fi card and related software. Teaches how to use mobile networks on the go. Explains the do's and don't's of traveling with a Wi-Fi enabled laptop. Wi-Fi is one of the fastest growing technologies of all time and everyone is interested in learning how to use it. This book makes all the information about Wi-Fi, including the standards and protocols, and how they relate easy to understand. This book covers everything about Wi-Fi, from what to look for, to how to set up a users computer with Wi-Fi to finding hotspots and access points. Users will be able to configure a home network and share internet connections quickly and easily. And all important security issues are covered so that a user is less exposed to threats. Harold Davisis a strategic technology consultant, hands-on programmer, and the author of many well-known books. He has been a popular speaker at trade shows and conventions, giving presentations on topics ranging from wireless networking through digital photography and programming methodologies. As a technology consultant, he has served many Fortune 500 companies.
  

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Contents

Table of Contentc
1
Why WiFi?
2
Networking Without Wires 35
5
Entering a World Without Wires
7
Understanding WiFi
15
Hitting the Road with WiFi
23
Setting Up Your Computer for WiFi
47
Buying a WiFi PDA
65
Creating a WiFi Network
161
Comparison Shopping
171
Setting Up Your Access Point
175
Configuring Your WiFi Network
195
Troubleshooting a Network Using Ipconfig
203
Connecting Pitcairn Island to the Internet with WiFi
209
Adding WiFi Antennas to Your Network
225
Using an Antenna with a WiFi Card
231

Playing with WiFi Gadgets
73
Adding WiFi to a Mobile Computer
85
Configuring Your Card for a WiFi Network
94
Going Mobile with WiFi 125
100
Going Mobile with WiFi
125
Where Can You WiFi?
135
Creating a WiFi Network 161
146
Working with National WiFi Networks
153
Securing Your WiFi Computer and Network
235
Using a Virtual Private Network VPN
257
Appendixes
265
B Finding WiFi Hotspots
273
Glossary
281
Index
287
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Harold Davis is a strategic technology consultant, hands-on programmer, and the author of many well-known books. He has been a popular speaker at trade shows and conventions, giving presentations on topics ranging from wireless networking through digital photography and programming methodologies. As a technology consultant, he has served many Fortune 500 companies.

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