Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi Wireless Networking
By: Harold Davis (author)Paperback
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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.
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.
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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