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Over-The-Road Wireless for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Do you roam the road making a living, or are you enjoying the nomadic life of a retiree with a motor home? Either way, life goes on no matter where you're hanging your hat tonight. Bills still need to be paid, grandchildren grow up way too fast, and you've gotten pretty dependent on your e-mail. How do you stay connected to the rest of the world while you're on the road?

For a growing number of over-the-road drivers, business travelers, and RV enthusiasts, the answer is a wireless Internet connection. With a laptop and wireless access, you can

  • Pay bills, check accounts, and handle banking online
  • Send and receive e-mail
  • Surf the Web
  • Access your home PC
  • Make inexpensive phone calls with VoIP
  • Watch TV, download movies, and listen to satellite radio

"So," you say, "I see people in movies popping open their laptops and getting online wherever they happen to be. It looks awfully easy—why do I need a book?" Well, lots of things are easy once you know how. Over-the-Road Wireless For Dummies tells you how in plain English, so you can take advantage of all those cool opportunities safely and easily. You'll discover how to

  • Choose the best Wi-Fi access service for your needs and locate hotspots
  • Assess cellular data services and satellite access to make informed choices about service
  • Adapt your laptop or PDA for wireless, set up an external antenna, and install an external amplifier
  • Use your cell phone as a modem
  • Identify security threats, protect your data with strong passwords and encryption, and set up a personal firewall
  • Install and use Skype and make phone calls with your laptop
  • Make your truck or RV your office with online freight-finding services, a GPS receiver, a travel printer, and software to keep logs and expense records
  • Access streaming TV and radio on the road

With Over-the-Road Wireless For Dummies to help, you can send online birthday cards, watch video of the grandchildren, do your banking, pay bills, keep records, connect to your home PC, and even file your taxes, no matter how far away you roam!

Synopsis:

Keep in touch with the office or the grandkids

Set up your laptop or PDA, find hot spots, and keep your stuff safe

Whether you're on the road earning a living or satisfying your urge to roam, this book will help you stay connected to the rest of the world.Here's how to choose equipment and services, protect your data, manage an office on your laptop, enjoy movies and music, and even save on phone calls with VoIP.

Discover how to Choose the equipment that meets your needs Set up laptops and antennas Find hotspots easily Turn your cell phone into a modem Connect remotely to your home PC Secure your data and your laptop

Synopsis:

Keep in touch with the office or the grandkids

Set up your laptop or PDA, find hot spots, and keep your stuff safe

Whether you're on the road earning a living or satisfying your urge to roam, this book will help you stay connected to the rest of the world. Here's how to choose equipment and services, protect your data, manage an office on your laptop, enjoy movies and music, and even save on phone calls with VoIP.

Discover how to

  • Choose the equipment that meets your needs
  • Set up laptops and antennas
  • Find hotspots easily
  • Turn your cell phone into a modem
  • Connect remotely to your home PC
  • Secure your data and your laptop

About the Author

E. Phil Haley has been a dispatcher, an OTR driver, and a trucking company general manager. Now he helps truckers connect with technology through his Web site, www.thecybertruckstop.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: The Wonderful World of Wireless Fidelity.

Chapter 1: Taking the Wi-Fi Highway.

Chapter 2: Selecting a Standard.

Chapter 3: Gearing Up.

Chapter 4: Putting Your Gear Together.

Part II: Surfing the Net Unplugged.

Chapter 5: Spotting Hotspots.

Chapter 6: Using Truck– and RV–Friendly Hotspots.

Part III: Bridging the Wireless Gap.

Chapter 7: Cellular Data Services: Can You Connect Me Now?

Chapter 8: Reattaching the Wired Tether.

Chapter 9: Sky-High Wi-Fi.

Part IV: Securing Your Information.

Chapter 10: Taking Common–Sense Steps to Security.

Chapter 11: Encrypting Data.

Chapter 12: Accessing Your Home PC Remotely.

Part V: Taking Care of Business.

Chapter 13: Talking Cheap with VoIP.

Chapter 14: Managing the Over-the-Road Office.

Part VI: Entertaining Electronics.

Chapter 15: Extra-Terrestrial Radio.

Chapter 16: Taking the Show on the Road.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Must–Have Travel Accessories.

Chapter 18: Ten Fantastic Free Applications.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471784036
Author:
Haley, E. Phil
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Wireless communication systems
Subject:
Mobile communication systems
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Mobile & Wireless Communications
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
July 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
9.14x7.42x.85 in. 1.24 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » Information
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Publishing
Computers and Internet » Networking » Wireless

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"Synopsis" by , Keep in touch with the office or the grandkids

Set up your laptop or PDA, find hot spots, and keep your stuff safe

Whether you're on the road earning a living or satisfying your urge to roam, this book will help you stay connected to the rest of the world.Here's how to choose equipment and services, protect your data, manage an office on your laptop, enjoy movies and music, and even save on phone calls with VoIP.

Discover how to Choose the equipment that meets your needs Set up laptops and antennas Find hotspots easily Turn your cell phone into a modem Connect remotely to your home PC Secure your data and your laptop

"Synopsis" by , Keep in touch with the office or the grandkids

Set up your laptop or PDA, find hot spots, and keep your stuff safe

Whether you're on the road earning a living or satisfying your urge to roam, this book will help you stay connected to the rest of the world. Here's how to choose equipment and services, protect your data, manage an office on your laptop, enjoy movies and music, and even save on phone calls with VoIP.

Discover how to

  • Choose the equipment that meets your needs
  • Set up laptops and antennas
  • Find hotspots easily
  • Turn your cell phone into a modem
  • Connect remotely to your home PC
  • Secure your data and your laptop

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