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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi Wireless Networking (Absolute Beginner's Guides (Que))

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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – May 2004

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 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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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780789731159
ISBN-10: 0789731150
Pagini: 298
Dimensiuni: 187 x 232 x 19 mm
Greutate: 0.52 kg
Ediția: 1
Editura: Que
Seria Absolute Beginner's Guides (Que)

Locul publicării: Indianapolis, United States

Cuprins



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.

Notă biografică

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.

Caracteristici

  • 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.

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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.