Wireless Hacks (2nd Revised edition)

Wireless Hacks (2nd Revised edition)

By: Roger Weeks (author), Rob Flickenger (author)Paperback

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The popularity of wireless networking has grown exponentially over the past few years, despite a general downward trend in the telecommunications industry. More and more computers and users worldwide communicate via radio waves every day, cutting the tethers of the cabled network both at home and at work. Wireless technology changes not only the way we talk to our devices, but also what we ask them to do. With greater flexibility, broader range, and increased mobility, wireless networks let us live, work, and think differently. Wireless networks also open up a vast range of tasty new hack possibilities, from fine-tuning network frequencies to hot-rodding handhelds. The second edition of "Wireless Hacks", co-authored by Rob Flickenger and Roger Weeks, brings readers more of the practical tips and tricks that made the first edition a runaway hit, selling nearly 30,000 copies. Completely revised and updated, this version includes over thirty brand-new hacks, major overhauls of over thirty more, and timely adjustments and touch-ups to dozens of other hacks introduced in the first edition. From passive network scanning to aligning long-distance antennas, beefing up wireless network security, and beyond, "Wireless Hacks" answers real-life networking needs with direct solutions. Flickenger and Weeks both have extensive experience in systems and network administration, and share a passion for making wireless more broadly available. The authors include detailed coverage in "Wireless Hacks" for important new changes in specifications, hardware and software, and delve deep into cellular and Bluetooth technologies. Whether you need your wireless network to extend to the edge of your desk, fit into your backpack, or cross county lines, the proven techniques in "Wireless Hacks" will show you how to get the coverage and functionality you're looking for.

About Author

Roger Weeks has nearly a decade of experience in systems and network administration, and has been building Linux systems at home and in the enterprise since 1998. His first computer was an Atari 800, which was promptly taken apart so he could add more memory before he attached the 300bps modem. He is currently the senior network administrator for Mendocino Community Network, a small ISP in coastal northern California. MCN is owned by the local school district, and puts their profits back into the local schools. Roger is a coauthor of Linux Unwired. A long time supporter of FreeNetworks and DIY networking, Rob has written three O'Reilly books: Building Wireless Community Networks, Linux Server Hacks, and Wireless Hacks. After serving as sysadmin for the O'Reilly Network, he edited books for the popular Hacks series. He often presents ideas and projects at various technology conferences, and enjoys spreading the good word of open networks, open standards, and ubiquitous wireless networking. Rob's current project is Metrix Communication LLC, providing wireless hardware and software that embodies the same open source principles he rants about in his books. He currently lives in Seattle, WA.


Foreword Credits Preface Chapter 1. Bluetooth, Mobile Phones, and GPS 1. Set Up Bluetooth on Linux 2. Set Up Bluetooth on Windows XP 3. Connect Mac OS X with a Bluetooth Phone 4. Connect Linux with a Bluetooth Phone 5. Connect Windows XP with a Bluetooth Phone 6. Use Your Treo as a Modem 7. Send SMS from a PowerBook 8. Remote Control Mac OS X with Bluetooth Phones and PDAs 9. Remote Control Linux with a Bluetooth Phone 10. Control XMMS with Bluetooth 11. Liven Up Parties with a Participatory Slideshow 12. Send SMS from Linux 13. Remote Control Windows with Bluetooth Phones and PDAs 14. Control Your Bluetooth Phone with FMA 15. Control Your Computer from Your Palm 16. Control Your Home Theater from Your Palm 17. Choose a Cellular Data Plan 18. Blog from Your Mobile Phone 19. Get Google Maps on Your Mobile Phone 20. Share Your GPS 21. Broadcast Your GPS Position 22. Map Wi-Fi Networks with Kismet and GPSd Chapter 2. Network Discovery and Monitoring 23. Find All Available Wireless Networks 24. Discover Networks with NetStumbler 25. Detect Networks with Handheld PCs 26. Find and Join Wireless Networks with AP Radar 27. Detect Networks on Mac OS X 28. Scan Passively with KisMAC 29. Detect Networks with Kismet 30. Monitor Wireless Links in Linux with Wavemon 31. Analyze Traffic with Ethereal 32. Track 802.11 Frames in Ethereal 33. Watch Network Traffic 34. grep Your Network 35. Check Wi-Fi Network Performance with Qcheck 36. Estimate Network Performance 37. Get Real-Time Network Stats 38. Graph Your Wireless Performance 39. Find Radio Manufacturers by MAC Chapter 3. Wireless Security 40. Stop Moochers from Stealing Your Wi-Fi Bandwidth 41. Visualize a Network 42. Secure Your Linux Network with WPA 43. Control Wireless Access by MAC 44. Authenticate Wireless Users 45. Forward Ports over SSH 46. Proxy Web Traffic over SSH 47. Securely Connect Two Networks 48. Generate a Tunnel Configuration Automatically 49. Poll Wireless Clients 50. Interrogate the Network 51. Track Wireless Users Chapter 4. Hardware Hacks 52. Add an External Antenna 53. Do-It-Yourself Access Point Hardware 54. Boot from a Compact Flash Hard Drive 55. Increase the Range of a PowerBook 56. Send Power over Your Ethernet 57. The NoCat Night Light 58. Upgrade the Linksys WET11 59. Scan for Wireless Networks Automatically 60. Backlight Your Zipit 61. Unwire Your Pistol Mouse 62. Mobilize Your WRT54G with the WiFiCar Chapter 5. Software Hacks 63. Build Your Own Access Point with Linux 64. Bridge Your Linux AP 65. Protect Your Bridge with a Firewall 66. Filter MAC with HostAP and Madwifi 67. Upgrade Your Wireless Router 68. Set Up an OLSR Mesh Network 69. Extend Your Wireless Network with WDS 70. Pebble 71. Wall Off Your Wireless 72. Run Your Mac as an Access Point 73. Run Linux on the Zipit Wireless Messenger 74. Capture Wireless Users with NoCatAuth 75. Capture Wireless Users on a Small Scale 76. Build an Online Community in Your Offline Neighborhood 77. Manage Multiple AirPort Base Stations 78. Advertise Bonjour Services in Linux 79. Advertise Any Service with Bonjour in Mac OS X 80. Redirect "Brought to you by" Bonjour Ads 81. Use a Windows-Only Wireless Card in Linux 82. Use Your Orinoco Card with Hermes AP Chapter 6. Do-It-Yourself Antennas 83. Make a Deep Dish Cylindrical Parabolic Reflector 84. Spider Omni Antenna 85. Pringles Can Waveguide 86. Pirouette Can Waveguide 87. Primestar Dish with Waveguide Feed 88. Primestar Dish with Biquad Feed 89. Cut a Cable Omni Antenna 90. Build a Slotted Waveg Appendix B. Wireless Hardware Guide Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780596101442
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9780596101442
  • ISBN10: 0596101449
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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