Synopses & Reviews
A comprehensive and conversational guide to using wireless networking.
Wireless networking is a fun and versatile technology, but it can be difficult to use. This practical and plain English guide to wireless networking shows how to build and use wireless networks at home, at work, or around your neighborhood. It includes detailed information on setting up and configuring access points, network interface cards, cables and antennas, wireless software, as well as how to secure wireless access point with encryption, password protection, and virtual private networks (VPNs). Covers Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Unix, and PDAs. For users at all levels.
This plain English guide to the 802.11b wireless networking standard teaches readers how to use wireless networks at home, work, or in their neighborhood. Included is detailed, practical information on access points, network interface cards, cables and antennas, and wireless software.
About the Author
John Ross has worked as a consultant on wired and wireless networking for several manufacturers, including Motorola and AT&T. He is the author of more than two dozen books, including Internet Power Tools (Random House), Connecting with Windows (Sybex), Wiring Home Networks (Sunset Books), and The Book of Wireless (No Starch Press).