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Wi-Fi Toys: 15 Cool Wireless Projects for Home, Office, and Entertainmentby Mike Outmesguine
Synopses & Reviews
The world's gone wirelesshere's where it starts to get fun
Wireless is all about freedomfreedom from cables, cords, plugs, and limitations. So why be limited to ready-made, cookie-cutter products? This book frees your imagination as it helps you create 15 exciting, individual projects using wireless technology. Each includes the necessary background, a list of materials, and step-by-step, illustrated instructions. Build a custom antenna, set up a car-to-car video link, or Wi-Fi your TiVo. Wardrive with Netstumbler and map your results. Its your freedom. Make the most of it.
Each with a complete materials list and detailed, illustrated instructions.
About the Author
Mike Outmesguine is president and founder of TransStellar, Inc., a successful technology services company focusing on wireless mobility and energy infor-mation systems. He is also co-founder of the Southern California Wireless Users Group, a video-game aficionado, and a fan of long wardrives on the beach.
Table of Contents
PART I: BUILDING ANTENNAS.
Chapter 1: Building Your Own Wi-Fi Antenna Cable.
Chapter 2: Building a Classic Paperclip Antenna.
Chapter 3: Building a Directional Tin Can Antenna.
Chapter 4: Modifying Your Access Point with a High-Gain Antenna.
PART II: WAR DRIVING—WIRELESS NETWORK DISCOVERY AND VISUALIZATION.
Chapter 5: Gearing Up for War Driving.
Chapter 6: War Driving with NetStumbler.
Chapter 7: Mapping Your War Driving Results.
PART III: PLAYING WITH ACCESS POINTS.
Chapter 8: Build Your Own Outdoor Access Point.
Chapter 9: Building a Solar-Powered Wireless Repeater.
Chapter 10: Creating a Free Wireless Hotspot.
Chapter 11: Playing Access Point Games.
PART IV: JUST FOR FUN.
Chapter 12: Wi-Fi Your TiVo.
Chapter 13: Create a Long-Distance Wi-Fi Link.
Chapter 14: Deploy a Car-to-Car Wireless Video Link.
Chapter 15: Making a Dynamic Wireless Digital Picture Frame.
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