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In Linux Unwired, you'll learn the basics of wireless computing, from the reasons why you'd want to go wireless in the first place, to setting up your wireless network or accessing wireless data services on the road. The book provides a complete introduction to all the wireless technologies supported by Linux. You'll learn how to install and configure a variety of wireless technologies to fit different scenarios, including an office or home network and for use on the road. You'll also learn how to get Wi-Fi running on a laptop, how to use Linux to create your own access point, and how to deal with cellular networks, Bluetooth, and Infrared.Other topics covered in the book include:

  • Connecting to wireless hotspots
  • Cellular data plans you can use with Linux
  • Wireless security, including WPA and 802.1x
  • Finding and mapping Wi-Fi networks with kismet and gpsd
  • Connecting Linux to your Palm or Pocket PC
  • Sending text messages and faxes from Linux through your cellular phone
Linux Unwired is a one-stop wireless information source for on-the-go Linux users. Whether you're considering Wi-Fi as a supplement or alternative to cable and DSL, using Bluetooth to network devices in your home or office,or want to use cellular data plans for access to data nearly everywhere, this book will show you the full-spectrum view of wireless capabilities of Linux, and how to take advantage of them.

Book News Annotation:

Intended for Linux enthusiasts, this guide provides instructions for configuring Linux with the 802.11 protocols, connecting to hotspots, and building a Wi-Fi access point. The authors also introduce the core Bluetooth concepts for replacing USB and serial cables, and cover infrared-enabled devices, cellular data networks, and GPS mapping to locate Wi-Fi networks.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

'Linux Unwired' is a wireless information source for on-the-go Linux users. It shows readers the full-spectrum view of wireless capabilities of Linux, and how to take advantage of them.

Synopsis:

From the author of "Wireless Hacks," comes a Linux guide for home, for the office, and for the road.

About the Author

Weeks has nearly a decade of experience in systems and network administration and has been building Linux systems at home and in the enterprise since 1998. Most recently, he has been involved in building a community wireless network and Internet co-op in Sonoma County, California.
Dumbill is the managing editor of XML.com. He is a software developer, as well as a writer.
Jepson is a programmer and consultant specializing in Internet and intranet database development

Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceChapter 1: Introduction to WirelessChapter 2: Wi-Fi on Your Linux BoxChapter 3: Getting On the NetworkChapter 4: Communicating SecurelyChapter 5: Configuring Access Points with LinuxChapter 6: Building Your Own Access PointChapter 7: BluetoothChapter 8: InfraredChapter 9: Cellular NetworkingChapter 10: GPSColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596005832
Author:
Weeks, Roger
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Dumbill, Edd
Author:
Jepson, Brian
Author:
Dumbill
Subject:
Operating Systems - LINUX
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Wireless communication systems
Subject:
"Linux";"blue tooth";3G;802.11;802.11a;802.11b;802.11g;Bluetooth;CDMA;Infrared;gprs;wi-fi;wifi
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20040418
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.82 in 0.94 lb

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