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Build Your Own Wi-Fi Network
     

Build Your Own Wi-Fi Network

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by Shelly Brisbin, Glen Carty (With)
 
Build a wireless network from start to finish using this easy-to-follow resource. Learn how to choose, install, and configure network cards for use in a new or existing network. Filled with step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and tips this is an ideal hands-on guide for anyone wanting to ditch the cables and have network and Internet access from any location.

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Build a wireless network from start to finish using this easy-to-follow resource. Learn how to choose, install, and configure network cards for use in a new or existing network. Filled with step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and tips this is an ideal hands-on guide for anyone wanting to ditch the cables and have network and Internet access from any location.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
The costs of wireless networking are plummeting. And the reasons to take the plunge are multiplying -- whether you’re running a small business or a home office, or you simply want to share web connections without drilling holes in your walls. But you’ll have better results and fewer hassles if you do a little planning. Build Your Own Wi-Fi Network has all the up-front information you’ll need.

Shelly Brisbin walks you through the fundamentals of wireless networking, then shows you how to pick the right equipment for your needs: access points, network interface cards, antennas, and accessories. She offers detailed coverage of setting up your computer for Wi-Fi, with examples drawn from Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. Next, there’s a full chapter on “ad hoc Wi-Fi,” which allows two computers with Wi-Fi cards to communicate even if there’s no access point around.

There’s also a sobering look at wireless security. The WEP security protocol built into the Wi-Fi spec leaves a lot to be desired, but Brisbin offers a detailed checklist for improving your network’s security. From troubleshooting to improving performance, this book offers solid advice in usable form. What more could you ask? Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072226249
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/OsborneMedia
Publication date:
10/22/2002
Series:
Networking Ser.
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Build Your Own Wi-Fi Network 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author provides a good introduction, but I felt a bit shortchanged. Not the best book I've read on the subject.