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Build Your Own Wi-Fi Network (Build Your Own...)by Shelly Brisbin
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Build a wireless network from start to finish using this easy-to-follow resource. Learn how to choose, install, and configure network cards for use in a new or existing network. Filled with step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and tips this is an ideal hands-on guide for anyone wanting to ditch the cables and have network and Internet access from any location.
Create and configure a cost-efficient wireless network--from scratch!
Take advantage of the freedom and mobility of wireless networking with help from this easy-to-follow guide. Now you can surf the Web from the backyard, access your email from a handheld device, share Internet connections--and save money--without messy wires or cables. This step-by-step photo-filled manual walks you through every stage of the process--from identifying and purchasing all the parts you need to get started to finding the right ISP and enhancing security. You'll also learn how to improve network performance and range by choosing the optimum access point location. Written in clear, straightforward language, this book will show you how to set up and maintain your own wireless network in no time.Get an overview of wireless technology, protocols, and frequencies--including the IEEE 801.11 standard Set up and configure a Wi-Fi network and its components in a new or existing network Manage communication between wireless devices using access points and routers Use accessories--antennas, bridges, and repeaters--to extend network range Connect to the Internet and save money through shared access Play games, check email, and share files and printers on a local network or via the Internet
Table of Contents
1: The Wireless Revolution 2: IEEE 802.11 In Depth 3: Choosing a Wireless Access Point 4: Network Adapters and Interfaces 5: Antennas and Accessories 6: Choosing Internet Access 7: Setting Up and Configuring Access Points 8: Setting Up Computers for Wi-Fi 9: Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi 10: Security 11: Wi-Fi Applications 12: Building a Better Network 13: Advanced Wireless Settings and Network Analysis Appendix A: Glossary Appendix B: Wi-Fi Resources
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