The Book of Wireless: A Painless Guide to Wi-Fi and Broadband Wireless (Paperback)

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Broadband wireless networks bring us closer to the Internet's ultimate destiny of interconnecting everyone, everywhere. But wireless networking can be a bit geeky and nerve-wracking without a proper guide. Let's face it: Networking can be hard.

If you're one of the last holdouts still connected to the Internet by a wire, The Book of Wireless, 2nd Edition is the book for you. You'll learn how to set up your own home (or small office) wireless network and how to use public wireless networks, safely and securely. This plain-English guide demystifies configuring and using wireless networks-everything from shopping for parts to securing your network. Learn how to:

Select and configure hardware and software for your Wi-Fi network and configure access points to minimize interferenceDiscover open networks and maintain your privacy while surfing in publicUse VoIP over a wireless connection to talk on the phone for next to nothingEvaluate wireless data services based on cost, speed, and coverageExtend your network to give your neighbors free wireless Internet access

You'll also learn about new and forthcoming broadband wireless standards and how to choose the right service provider and equipment. With up-to-date information on wireless routers, network interface cards, antennas, security, and software, The Book of Wireless, 2nd Edition will help you navigate the confusing wireless landscape to find the perfect solution.

About the Author

John Ross has worked as a consultant on wired and wireless networking for several manufacturers, including Motorola and AT&T. He is the author of Internet Power Tools (Random House), Connecting with Windows (Sybex), It's Never Done That Before (No Starch), and numerous other titles.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781593271695
ISBN-10: 1593271697
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2008
Pages: 326
Language: English