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Posted August 20, 2004
If the author had come of age in the 1920s, he'd have been one of those radio hobbyist freaks. Endlessly tinkering with his antennas for that little extra gain. Not unlike what goes on in this book! He writes for the hands on hardware gadgeteer. WarDriving gets a lot of space here. Partly because if properly done, it is such fun. Finding all these often open WiFi nets, that are invisible to all the mundanes around you. That is probably what has driven its popularity. Being able to see what most miss. Other topics are also covered, like long distance WiFi. Here, surprisingly, WiMax is not mentioned at all. Instead, the author talks about extending your standard WiFi apparatus. Oh well, still early days for WiMax. One reassuring detail. No mention at all about WarChalking. This is basically an urban myth/prank that became a meme. Actual WarDrivers rarely, if ever, do this. Helps his credibility that he omits it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.