Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789731159
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 4/27/2004
  • Series: Absolute Beginner's Guide Series
  • Pages: 298
  • Sales rank: 968,496
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

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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