The Wireless Networking Starter Kit

The Wireless Networking Starter Kit

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321224682
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 10/15/2003
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 533
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Adam Engst is the publisher of TidBITS, one of the oldest and most-respected Internet-based newsletters, distributed weekly to many thousands of readers. He has written numerous technical books, including the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series, and many magazine articles—thanks to contributing editor positions at MacUser, MacWEEK, and now Macworld. Glenn Fleishman is a freelance journalist based in Seattle who contributes to The New York Times, Seattle Weekly, and Macworld, InfoWorld, Fortune, and Wired magazines.

Table of Contents

1. Why Wireless?
Wireless Networking Roots. Who Should Read This Book? Real Life Wireless Networking.

2. Networking Basics.
What's a Network? Network Uses. Network Wiring. Network Devices. Network Protocols. From Wired to Wireless.

3. How Wireless Works.
Passing Signals Through Walls. Wireless Hardware. Wireless Fidelity. Other Wireless Standards. Getting Your Hands Dirty.

4. Connecting Your Computer.
Connecting to a Wireless Network. Creating an Ad Hoc Wireless Network. Sharing Files. From Computers to Networks.

5. Building Your Wireless Network.
Planning Your Wireless Network. Buying a Wireless Gateway. Setting Up a Gateway. Creating a Software Access Point. Bridging Wireless Networks. Tying It Up and Locking It Down.

6. Wireless Security.
Wireless Worries. Preventing Access to Your Network. Securing Data in Transit. Protecting Your Systems. Know Your Enemy. Trust No Wire.

7. Taking It on the Road.
Networks on the Road. Other Preparation. Working on the Road. Let Your Network Go the Distance.

8. Going the Distance.
Who Go Long? Antenna Basics. Connecting to the Internet. Extending Your Network. When Things Go Wrong.

9. Things That Go Bump in the Net.
How to Troubleshoot. Wireless Networking Problems. Gazing into the Crystal Ball.

10. The Future of Wireless.
Challenges Facing Wireless. Future Standards. Way Out. Future Shock.

Index.

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