Wireless Networking Visual Quick Tips

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A handy, full colour guide to tips, tricks, and shortcuts for increasing productivity with a wireless network

  • This guide offers visual learners useful techniques, full-colour screen shots, a task-oriented approach, and clear explanations on getting the most from their WiFi
  • Short and quick steps explain how to set up a wireless network, and with brief but important details, offer key tips regarding wireless ...
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Overview

A handy, full colour guide to tips, tricks, and shortcuts for increasing productivity with a wireless network

  • This guide offers visual learners useful techniques, full-colour screen shots, a task-oriented approach, and clear explanations on getting the most from their WiFi
  • Short and quick steps explain how to set up a wireless network, and with brief but important details, offer key tips regarding wireless cards and routers
  • Targets price conscious, time starved visual learners who are looking for quick and easy solutions to their common technology questions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470078082
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/31/2006
  • Series: Visual Quick Tips Series , #27
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.15 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Tidrow is a technology consultant who has authored or contributed to over 32 books, including Outlook 2003 Bible (Wiley Publishing), Windows 2000Professional Unleashed, Windows 98 Installation and Configuration, Windows 95 Installation and Configuration Handbook Second Edition, Windows NT 4.0 Registry Troubleshooting, Networking Windows 95, and Special Edition Using Office 97.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Wireless Networking.

Discover Wireless Networks.

Understanding What a Network Is.6

Discover the Benefits of Wireless Networking.

Understanding the Disadvantages of Wireless Networking.

Discover the Types of Wireless Technology.

Discover Applications for Wireless Networks.

Review System Requirements.

Consider Your Networking Requirements.

Discover Wireless Standards.

Discover Network Configurations.

Discover Networking Speeds.

Estimate Coverage Range.

Chapter 2: Setting Up Wireless Network Hardware

Understanding Wireless Hardware Installation Issues.

Select Wireless Hardware.

Configure Broadband Modems.

Configure Network Bridges.

Configure Residential Gateways.

Understanding Access Points.

Set Up a Wireless Gateway.

Set Up an Access Point.

Download Firmware.

Upgrade Firmware.

Understanding DHCP.

Chapter 3: Installing Wireless Hardware in PCs.

Discover Wireless Adapters.

Using Wireless Adapters.

Install and Configure a Network Adapter.

Confirm Driver Installation.

Update Adapter Firmware.

Chapter 4: Configuring Wireless Networks.

View Available Networks.

Configure an Available Network.

Add a Preferred Network.

Remove a Preferred Network.

Move a Preferred Network.

View Signal Strength.

Confirm Zero Configuration Is On.

Confirm Zero Configuration Is On (continued).

Disable and Enable Automatic Configuration.

Create a Wireless Bridge.

Chapter 5: Creating Computer-to-Computer Networks.

Understanding Computer-to-Computer Considerations.

Computer-to-Computer versus Infrastructure Networks .

Configure Host PCs.

Configure Client PCs.

Enable Internet Sharing.

Chapter 6: Working on Wireless Networks.

Understanding Wireless Network Services and Resources.

Connect to a Wireless Network.

Browse a Network.

Share a Folder.

Monitor Shared Folders.

Assign a Letter to a Network Folder.

Add a Network Printer.

Chapter 7: Administering Wireless Networks.

Establish User Accounts.

Add a User Account.

Delete a User Account.

Assign a User Password.

Activate a Guest Account.

Change a Workgroup Name.

Share Information on a Wireless Network.

Share a Printer on a Wireless Network.

Chapter 8: Securing Wireless Networks.

Understanding Network Security.

Benefits of Security.

Disadvantages of Security.

Threats to Network Data.

Enable WEP Encryption.

Change a Network Name.

Manage a Hardware Access List.

Configure Windows Firewall.

Manage Windows Firewall.

Disable Windows Firewall.

Chapter 9: Connecting on the Road.

Connect Away from Home.

Wireless Service Providers.

Find Wi-Fi Hotspots.

View Available Networks.

Set Up a VPN Connection.

Index.

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