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Wireless Home Networking for Dummies

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Wireless home networks are better than ever! The emergence of new industry standards has made them easier, more convenient, less expensive to own and operate. Still, you need to know what to look for (and look out for), and the expert guidance you’ll find in Wireless Home Networks For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you ensure that your wire-free life is also a hassle-free life!

This user-friendly, plain-English guide delivers all of the tips, tricks, and knowledge you need to plan your wireless home network, evaluate and select the equipment that will work best for you, install and configure your wireless network, and much more. You’ll find out how to share your Internet connection over your network, as well as files, printers, and other peripherals. And, you’ll learn how to avoid the “gotchas” that can creep in when you least expect them. Discover how to:

  • Choose the right networking equipment
  • Install and configure your wireless network
  • Integrate Bluetooth into your network
  • Work with servers, gateways, routers, and switches
  • Connect audiovisual equipment to your wireless network
  • Play wireless, multiuser computer games
  • Establish and maintain your network’s security
  • Troubleshoot networking problems
  • Improve network performance
  • Understand 802.11n

Whether you’re working with Windows PCs, Mac OS X machines, or both Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 3rd Edition, makes it fast and easy to get your wireless network up and running—and keep it that way!

Synopsis:

  • Leads the reader through the various financial and logistical considerations that should be taken into account before building a wireless network at home.
  • Covers the basics of planning, installing and using wireless LANs. It also covers security issues and how to stay current with the fast moving technology.
  • Cuts through both the hype and the jargon to deliver need-to-know information.
  • Fully updated for all 802.11 standards, including a, b, g and n (otherwise known as Wi-Fi), Bluetooth, ZigBee, Z-Wave, WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and more.

Synopsis:

Covers Wi-Fi (including 802.11n) Bluetooth, ZigBee, and more

Share stuff safely and wirelessly on Windows PCs or Mac OS X machines

Why go wireless? It's easy, convenient, inexpensive, and, with the emergence of new industry standards, better than ever! These experts know what you should look for (and look out for). They'll walk you through the pros and cons of the different standards, planning and installing your network, setting up security, and getting the most from your investment.

Discover how to:

  • Choose the right networking equipment

  • Integrate Bluetooth® into your network

  • Work with servers, gateways, routers, and switches

  • Protect your network from intruders

  • Understand 802.11n

About the Author

Danny Briereand Pat Hurleyare coauthors of Smart Homes For Dummiesand HDTV For Dummies.

Edward Ferrisis a security and networking technology expert. All work for TeleChoice, Inc.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Wireless Networking Fundamentals.

Chapter 1: Introducing Wireless Home Networking.

Chapter 2: From a to n and b-yond.

Chapter 3: Bluetooth and Other Wireless Networks.

Part II: Making Plans.

Chapter 4: Planning a Wireless Home Network.

Chapter 5: Choosing Wireless Home Networking Equipment.

Part III: Installing a Wireless Network.

Chapter 6: Installing Wireless Access Points in Windows.

Chapter 7: Setting Up a Wireless Windows Network.

Chapter 8: Setting Up a Wireless Mac Network.

Chapter 9: Securing Your Wireless Home Network.

Part IV: Using a Wireless Network.

Chapter 10: Putting Your Wireless Home Network to Work.

Chapter 11: Gaming Over a Wireless Home Network.

Chapter 12: Networking Your Entertainment Center.

Chapter 13: Using Your Wireless Network for Phone Calls.

Chapter 14: Other Cool Things You Can Network.

Chapter 15: Using a Bluetooth Network.

Chapter 16: Going Wireless Away from Home.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten FAQs about Wireless Home Networks.

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Troubleshoot Wireless LAN Performance.

Chapter 19: More Than Ten Devices to Connect to Your Wireless Network in the Future.

Chapter 20: Top Ten Sources for More Information.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470258897
Author:
Briere, Danny
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Hurley, Pat
Author:
Ferris, Edward
Author:
Hurley
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Wireless communication systems
Subject:
Home computer networks
Subject:
Networking
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Computers
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
April 2008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.28x7.32x.87 in. 1.33 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Networking » General
Computers and Internet » Networking » Wireless

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"Synopsis" by ,
  • Leads the reader through the various financial and logistical considerations that should be taken into account before building a wireless network at home.
  • Covers the basics of planning, installing and using wireless LANs. It also covers security issues and how to stay current with the fast moving technology.
  • Cuts through both the hype and the jargon to deliver need-to-know information.
  • Fully updated for all 802.11 standards, including a, b, g and n (otherwise known as Wi-Fi), Bluetooth, ZigBee, Z-Wave, WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and more.
"Synopsis" by , Covers Wi-Fi (including 802.11n) Bluetooth, ZigBee, and more

Share stuff safely and wirelessly on Windows PCs or Mac OS X machines

Why go wireless? It's easy, convenient, inexpensive, and, with the emergence of new industry standards, better than ever! These experts know what you should look for (and look out for). They'll walk you through the pros and cons of the different standards, planning and installing your network, setting up security, and getting the most from your investment.

Discover how to:

  • Choose the right networking equipment

  • Integrate Bluetooth® into your network

  • Work with servers, gateways, routers, and switches

  • Protect your network from intruders

  • Understand 802.11n

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