Going Wi-Fi: Networks Untethered with 802.11 Wireless Technology


Make informed decisions about planning and installing 802.11 'Wi-Fi' wireless networks. This book helps you tackle the challenge, whether installing Wi-Fi within an existing corporate network or setting up a wireless network from scratch in any business

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Make informed decisions about planning and installing 802.11 'Wi-Fi' wireless networks. This book helps you tackle the challenge, whether installing Wi-Fi within an existing corporate network or setting up a wireless network from scratch in any business

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578203017
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/31/2003
  • Pages: 538
  • Sales rank: 1,074,733
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Janice Reynolds is a writer, editor, speaker, and consultant in information technology and the Internet/intranet. Prior to starting her own consulting firm in 1995, Ms. Reynolds was the litigation manager of a large New York City law firm. She is the author of The Complete E-Commerce Book. She has edited numerous technical books and led several e-commerce development teams. Ms. Reynolds provides advice to numerous budding entrepreneurs as the 'E-commerce Expert' on Allbusiness.com. She also consults with established companies concerning their technical needs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2005

    IMAGINE ......

    Imagine a world where you can communicate with anyone, anywhere, and at any time without interruption. This is the world of wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) that is coming of age. Author Janice Reynolds has done an outstanding job of presenting this wonderful technology at our doorstep. Reynolds begins by defining what Wi-Fi really is. She then goes on to explain the benefits of Wi-Fi with regards to its freedom and mobility. According to Reynolds, 'Wi-Fi use is experiencing an explosive growth.' She maintains that the 'successful, long-term development of the Wi-Fi industry is contingent upon the availability of spectrum for its expansion.' Next, the author covers signal modulation, whereby data is superimposed on or encoded onto a carrier signal wave by means of a process, which is referred to as modulation. Then, she explains why and how all of this is happening; and, how important it is to understand a bit about Wi-Fi's technology, its standards, history, and even its future. Next, the author explains why wireless LAN's foundation is built upon wired technology. Then, Reynolds examines why WLAN deployments are growing by leaps and bounds. Next, she looks at wirelessly bridging, through the use of Wi-Fi technology to provide a perfect way to connect two buildings. Then, the author gives you a valuable insight and practical knowledge of the different aspects of wireless networking technology, some general issues that each Wi-Fi flavor presents, and awareness of specific problems that may arise during implementation of the various Wi-Fi technologies. Next, Reynolds looks at how the WISP industry encompasses all businesses (for-profit and non-profit) that operate under new, although varied, business models with a common theme: providing publicly available Internet access via Wi-Fi technology. Then, she will help you determine what is best for your wireless networking environment. Next, the author provides a quick tutorial on antennae in a WLAN environment. Finally, Reynolds looks at Wi-Fi's open future. With the preceding in mind, the author does an excellent job of making Wi-Fi an outstanding candidate for building out mainstream data networks not only in the developed world, but also in emerging markets, such as Africa, India, and China, where cost is a very important factor. Finally, with a Wi-Fi-enabled wireless infrastructure serving as the cornerstone, it is now possible for many areas of the world to leapfrog over more developed nations into a high-speed environment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2004

    Highly Recommended

    One of the best researched and thoughtfully organized books out there on the subject of Wi-Fi for corporate or home offices. Includes an excellent glossary to help untangle technical terms for the novice. The information seems to be ahead of the curve and presents it in an easy-to-understand writing style. For the small or home office users, it incluldes what you need to know to do it yourself. And for the large scale coroprate users, it lays out the basics and provides you with the angles to consider and the questions to ask the professionals to make sure that you are getting the best possible WI-Fi set up for your needs. It worked for me.

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