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Wi-Fi Toys: 15 Cool Wireless Projects for Home, Office, and Entertainment

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The world's gone wireless–here's where it starts to get fun

Wireless is all about freedom–freedom 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. It’s your freedom. Make the most of it.

The Toys

Each with a complete materials list and detailed, illustrated instructions.

  1. Wi-Fi antenna cable
  2. Laptop paperclip antenna
  3. Directional tin cantenna
  4. Modified access point using high-gain antenna
  5. Setup for a wardrive
  6. Netstumbler wardriving
  7. Wardrive mapping
  8. Personal outdoor access point
  9. Solar-powered wireless repeater
  10. Free wireless hotspot
  11. Access point gaming
  12. TiVo with Wi-Fi
  13. Long-distance Wi-Fi link
  14. Car-to-car videoconference link
  15. Dynamic wireless digital picture frame

Synopsis:

  • This ultra-cool volume invites readers to tap into your inner geek and build seventeen ultra-cool wireless devices including a solar powered access point, a wireless picture frame that dynamically changes its own photos, and even a wireless car-to-car audio and video system
  • With a few simple tools, some off-the-shelf parts, and this book, readers will be creating wireless devices they never thought were possible-toys that certainly can't be found at the local computer store
  • Written by the cofounder and members of the Southern California Wireless Users Group, this book provides readers with hands-on instruction and insider tips and tricks from those who are on the bleeding edge of wireless technology
  • New addition to the ExtremeTech line of books-books for serious technophiles

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

Preface.

Introduction.

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.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764558948
Subtitle:
15 Cool Wireless Projects for Home, Office, and Entertainment
Author:
Outmesguine, Mike
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Networking - Local Area Networks (LANs)
Subject:
Home computer networks
Subject:
Wireless LANs
Subject:
Networking
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
ExtremeTech
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20041102
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.24x7.40x.92 in. 1.33 lbs.

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  • This ultra-cool volume invites readers to tap into your inner geek and build seventeen ultra-cool wireless devices including a solar powered access point, a wireless picture frame that dynamically changes its own photos, and even a wireless car-to-car audio and video system
  • With a few simple tools, some off-the-shelf parts, and this book, readers will be creating wireless devices they never thought were possible-toys that certainly can't be found at the local computer store
  • Written by the cofounder and members of the Southern California Wireless Users Group, this book provides readers with hands-on instruction and insider tips and tricks from those who are on the bleeding edge of wireless technology
  • New addition to the ExtremeTech line of books-books for serious technophiles
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