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Wireless Networking Visual Quick Tips (Visual Read Less, Learn More)by Rob Tidrow
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The Internet is everywhere and wireless home entertainment is one of the hottest trends in consumer electronics— by the end of 2006 analysts project that 80f homes will have a wireless network, that’ s almost double the percentage from 2003. Wireless Networking Visual Quick Tips provides visual learners with useful and unexpected techniques essential to getting the most from their wireless network. This easy to use, compact guide provides tips, secrets, and tricks to help readers save time and become more efficient. The full-color screen shots and numbered, step-by-step instructions show readers how to get more done in less time and boost their productivity A handy smaller trim size makes it easy for readers to find essential information on the core tasks of running a wireless network.
A handy, full colour guide to tips, tricks, and shortcuts for increasing productivity with a wireless network
Would you like to learn the secrets and techniques that can help you install, configure, and secure your wireless network while you make the most of what it offers? Then Visual Quick Tips are for you. Visual Quick Tips will increase your productivity by providing you with shortcuts, tricks, and tips to help you work smarter and faster.
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About the Author
Rob Tidrow is a technology consultant who has authored or contributed to over 32 books, including Outlook 2003 Bible (Wiley Publishing), Windows 2000Professional Unleashed, Windows 98 Installation and Configuration, Windows 95 Installation and Configuration Handbook Second Edition, Windows NT 4.0 Registry Troubleshooting, Networking Windows 95, and Special Edition Using Office 97.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introducing Wireless Networking.
Discover Wireless Networks.
Understanding What a Network Is.6
Discover the Benefits of Wireless Networking.
Understanding the Disadvantages of Wireless Networking.
Discover the Types of Wireless Technology.
Discover Applications for Wireless Networks.
Review System Requirements.
Consider Your Networking Requirements.
Discover Wireless Standards.
Discover Network Configurations.
Discover Networking Speeds.
Estimate Coverage Range.
Chapter 2: Setting Up Wireless Network Hardware
Understanding Wireless Hardware Installation Issues.
Select Wireless Hardware.
Configure Broadband Modems.
Configure Network Bridges.
Configure Residential Gateways.
Understanding Access Points.
Set Up a Wireless Gateway.
Set Up an Access Point.
Chapter 3: Installing Wireless Hardware in PCs.
Discover Wireless Adapters.
Using Wireless Adapters.
Install and Configure a Network Adapter.
Confirm Driver Installation.
Update Adapter Firmware.
Chapter 4: Configuring Wireless Networks.
View Available Networks.
Configure an Available Network.
Add a Preferred Network.
Remove a Preferred Network.
Move a Preferred Network.
View Signal Strength.
Confirm Zero Configuration Is On.
Confirm Zero Configuration Is On (continued).
Disable and Enable Automatic Configuration.
Create a Wireless Bridge.
Chapter 5: Creating Computer-to-Computer Networks.
Understanding Computer-to-Computer Considerations.
Computer-to-Computer versus Infrastructure Networks .
Configure Host PCs.
Configure Client PCs.
Enable Internet Sharing.
Chapter 6: Working on Wireless Networks.
Understanding Wireless Network Services and Resources.
Connect to a Wireless Network.
Browse a Network.
Share a Folder.
Monitor Shared Folders.
Assign a Letter to a Network Folder.
Add a Network Printer.
Chapter 7: Administering Wireless Networks.
Establish User Accounts.
Add a User Account.
Delete a User Account.
Assign a User Password.
Activate a Guest Account.
Change a Workgroup Name.
Share Information on a Wireless Network.
Share a Printer on a Wireless Network.
Chapter 8: Securing Wireless Networks.
Understanding Network Security.
Benefits of Security.
Disadvantages of Security.
Threats to Network Data.
Enable WEP Encryption.
Change a Network Name.
Manage a Hardware Access List.
Configure Windows Firewall.
Manage Windows Firewall.
Disable Windows Firewall.
Chapter 9: Connecting on the Road.
Connect Away from Home.
Wireless Service Providers.
Find Wi-Fi Hotspots.
View Available Networks.
Set Up a VPN Connection.
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