Synopses & Reviews
Do more than you ever thought possible with wireless technology! Packed with insider tips, tricks, timesavers, and workarounds, this unique guide shows you step by step how to make the most of todays most popular wireless networks and mobile wireless devices. From planning and setting up a wireless network, to using a media hub to enjoy your music and photo collections, to designing and downloading your own logo screens and graphics, this book delivers all the secrets you need to get more done in less time, save money, and become a wireless-savvy user!
The Insiders Guide to:
- Demystifying wireless and mobile technologies (see Chapters 1 & 2)
- Planning, connecting, and extending the capabilities of your wireless network (see Chapters 36)
- Choosing the right mobile device and service (see Chapter 7)
- Staying connected on the road so you dont miss a beat (see Chapter 8)
- Working with mobile e-mail and messaging (see Chapter 9)
- Getting the most out of your PDA (see Chapter 10)
- Using your mobile device to find and download screen savers, games, and cool ring tones (see Chapter 11)
- Controlling your home remotelyfrom wireless lighting to wireless babysitter cams (see Chapter 12)
- Easy steps to securing your wireless and mobile networks from hackers (see Chapters 15 & 16)
About the Author
is founding consultant of Razorwire Information Security Consulting. His technical expertise includes wireless and wired networks, computer security, physical security, programming, cryptography, and technical curriculum development. Jack’s background includes 10 years of experience in the IT field. He has held positions as IT director, operations manager, network administrator, programmer, and software trainer. A respected IT and security authority, he is frequently sought out for informational interviews by both broadcast and print media services.
Jack has authored books, magazine articles, and white papers on computer security, and launched www.rzrwire.com, the first computer security Web site serving the average person with limited technical knowledge. His written works have been translated into several languages.
Many universities have used his books and white papers in information security courses, as have the governments of Australia, the Peoples Republic of China, Japan, Brazil, and Taiwan. Jack continues to actively research information security, discover new ways to exploit the weaknesses in networked systems, and determine best practices that enable the average computer user to address these threats in an efficient manner.
When he isn’t writing about or researching technology, Jack teaches karate and self-defense under the watchful eye of Sensei Floyd Burk at the Alpine Karate Academy in Alpine, California, and practices writing about himself in third person.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction to Wireless Networking and Internet Access.
Chapter 1: Demystifying Wireless Networking.
Chapter 2: Demystifying Mobile Technology.
Part II: Unwired at Home and in the Office.
Chapter 3: Planning Your WLAN.
Chapter 4: Putting It All Together.
Chapter 5: Connecting to the Internet.
Chapter 6: Extending the Range of Your WLAN.
Part III: Mobile Wireless.
Chapter 7: Choosing the Right Mobile Device and Service.
Chapter 8: Staying Connected on the Road.
Chapter 9: Working with Mobile E-Mail and Messaging.
Chapter 10: Getting the Most Out of Your PDA.
Chapter 11: Having Fun with Your Wireless Device.
Part IV: Other Wireless Technologies.
Chapter 12: Controlling Your Home Remotely.
Chapter 13: Wireless and Multimedia Devices.
Part V: Safe and Secure Wireless Computing.
Chapter 14: Exposing Crackers , Hackers, and Their Tools.
Chapter 15: Easy Steps to Securing Your WLAN.
Chapter 16: Secrets to Safe and Secure Mobile Computing.
Chapter 17: Simple Steps for Protecting Data.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Wi-Fi Networking Resources.
Appendix B: Mobile Wireless Resources.
Appendix C: Manufacturers.