Wireless Hacking: Projects for Wi-Fi Enthusiasts: Cut the cord and discover the world of wireless hacks!

Wireless Hacking: Projects for Wi-Fi Enthusiasts: Cut the cord and discover the world of wireless hacks!

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by Lee Barken, John Eder, Marc Palumbo, Alan Koebrick
     
 

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Sales of wireless LANs to home users and small businesses will soar this year, with products using IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) technology leading the way, according to a report by Cahners research. Worldwide, consumers will buy 7.3 million wireless LAN nodes—which include client and network hub devices—up from about 4 million last year. This third book in the

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Sales of wireless LANs to home users and small businesses will soar this year, with products using IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) technology leading the way, according to a report by Cahners research. Worldwide, consumers will buy 7.3 million wireless LAN nodes—which include client and network hub devices—up from about 4 million last year. This third book in the "HACKING" series from Syngress is written by the SoCalFreeNet Wireless Users Group and will cover 802.11a/b/g (“Wi-Fi”) projects teaching these millions of Wi-Fi users how to "mod" and "hack" Wi-Fi access points, network cards, and antennas to run various Linux distributions and create robust Wi-Fi networks.

Cahners predicts that wireless LANs next year will gain on Ethernet as the most popular home network technology. Consumers will hook up 10.9 million Ethernet nodes and 7.3 million wireless out of a total of 14.4 million home LAN nodes shipped. This book will show Wi-Fi enthusiasts and consumers of Wi-Fi LANs who want to modify their Wi-Fi hardware how to build and deploy “homebrew” Wi-Fi networks, both large and small.

• Wireless LANs next year will gain on Ethernet as the most popular home network technology. Consumers will hook up 10.9 million Ethernet nodes and 7.3 million wireless clients out of a total of 14.4 million home LAN nodes shipped.
• This book will use a series of detailed, inter-related projects to teach readers how to modify their Wi-Fi hardware to increase power and performance to match that of far more expensive enterprise networking products. Also features hacks to allow mobile laptop users to actively seek wireless connections everywhere they go!
• The authors are all members of the San Diego Wireless Users Group, which is famous for building some of the most innovative and powerful "home brew" Wi-Fi networks in the world.

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With the hacks in this book, you can build Wi-Fi networks that are way more powerful and cost-effective. Great for home users, small businesses, and community freenets alike, Wireless Hacking documents several of the best, most doable projects conjured up by the San Diego Wireless User Group. Those folks know more about home-brew Wi-Fi than just about anyone.

You’ll learn how to build your own low-cost, high-performance access point; how to install custom management software that’ll do more than the “out of the box” stuff; how to supercharge your antennae. Last but not least, to create a truly unwired network, you’ll discover how to power your outdoor devices with solar. Neat. Bill Camarda, from the December 2004 Read Only

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ISBN-13:
9781931836371
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
11/25/2004
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.91(d)

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