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Publisher Comments:

The popularity of wireless networking has grown exponentially over the past few years, despite a general downward trend in the telecommunications industry. More and more computers and users worldwide communicate via radio waves every day, cutting the tethers of the cabled network both at home and at work.

Wireless technology changes not only the way we talk to our devices, but also what we ask them to do. With greater flexibility, broader range, and increased mobility, wireless networks let us live, work, and think differently. Wireless networks also open up a vast range of tasty new hack possibilities, from fine-tuning network frequencies to hot-rodding handhelds.

The second edition of Wireless Hacks, co-authored by Rob Flickenger and Roger Weeks, brings readers more of the practical tips and tricks that made the first edition a runaway hit, selling nearly 30,000 copies. Completely revised and updated, this version includes over 30 brand new hacks, major overhauls of over 30 more, and timely adjustments and touchups to dozens of other hacks introduced in the first edition. From passive network scanning to aligning long-distance antennas, beefing up wireless network security, and beyond, Wireless Hacks answers real-life networking needs with direct solutions.

Flickenger and Weeks both have extensive experience in systems and network administration, and share a passion for making wireless more broadly available. The authors include detailed coverage for important new changes in specifications and in hardware and software, and they delve deep into cellular and Bluetooth technologies.

Whether you need your wireless network to extend to the edge of your desk, fit into your backpack, or cross county lines, the proven techniques in Wireless Hacks will show you how to get the coverage and functionality you're looking for.

Book News Annotation:

Suitable for users running Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X, this volume presents 100 practical techniques for getting the most out of wireless networks and devices. Written by wireless systems professionals, these field-tested "hacks" help users to tailor these technologies to better suit their needs. Coverage includes instructions for getting Google Maps on a mobile phone, building a slotted waveguide antenna, and stopping "moochers" from stealing Wi- Fi bandwidth. Thirty-five new hacks have been added to the second edition, and others have been updated.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Suitable for users running Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X, this volume presents 100 practical techniques for getting the most out of wireless networks and devices. Written by wireless systems professionals, these field-tested "hacks" help users to tailor these technologies to better suit their needs. Coverage includes instructions for getting Google Maps on a mobile phone, building a slotted waveguide antenna, and stopping "moochers" from stealing Wi- Fi bandwidth. Thirty-five new hacks have been added to the second edition, and others have been updated. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The authors bring readers more of the practical tips and tricks that made the first edition a runaway hit. Completely revised and updated, this version includes over 30 new hacks, major overhauls of over 30 more, and timely adjustments and touch-ups to dozens of other hacks.

About the Author

Rob Flickenger has been a professional systems administrator for more than 10 years, and all around hacker for as long as he can remember. Rob enjoys spreading the good word of open networks, open standards, and ubiquitous wireless networking. His current professional project is Metrix Communication LLC, which provides wireless hardware and software that embodies the same open source principles he rants about in his books. Rob also works with the U.N. and various international organizations to bring these ideas to places where communications infrastructure is badly needed. He hopes that all of this effort is contributing toward the ultimate goal of infinite bandwidth everywhere for free. He is the author of two other O'Reilly books: Linux Server Hacks and Building Wireless Community Networks (which is in its second edition).

Table of Contents

ForewordCreditsPrefaceChapter 1: Bluetooth, Mobile Phones, and GPSChapter 2: Network Discovery and MonitoringChapter 3: Wireless SecurityChapter 4: Hardware HacksChapter 5: Software HacksChapter 6: Do-It-Yourself AntennasChapter 7: Wireless Network DesignAppendix A: Wireless StandardsAppendix B: Wireless Hardware GuideColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596101442
Subtitle:
Tools for Building, Extending, and Securing Your Network
Author:
Flickinger, Bob
Author:
Weeks, Roger
Author:
Flickenger, Rob
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Telecommunications
Subject:
Computer networks
Subject:
Wireless communication systems
Subject:
Networking - Wide Area Networks (WANs)
Subject:
Computer networks -- Security measures.
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Networking - Local Area Networks (LANs)
Subject:
wireless network networking home bluetooth security connectivity
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Hacks
Publication Date:
20051202
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
466
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.17 in 1.35 lb

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