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.
About 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.
Table of Contents
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.
Appendix A. Wireless Standards.
Appendix B. Finding Wi-Fi Hotspots.