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Do you need a wireless network? Sure you do, and here's the easy way to get one
The world's going wireless! A wireless network is for more than just computers; appliances, game consoles, and even your thermostat may have wireless capabilities. This fully updated version of the number one book on wireless home networking is packed cover to cover with everything you need to know to plan, install, and use a wireless network in your home.
The shopping list — find out what equipment you'll need and what to look for when shopping
You have standards — understand industry standards and how 802.11n affects you
It's in the plan — plan your network with an eye to security, the types of devices you'll be connecting, your Internet provider, and more
Roll up your sleeves — follow step-by-step instructions to install your network
Oh, the things you can do — share peripherals, use your network for storage, exchange files between Macs and PCs, and more
Now the fun stuff — configure your network for gaming or connect devices into a knockout home entertainment system
Get going — explore mobile networking, Bluetooth, and how to find hot spots away from home
Open the book and find:
How to wirelessly control your home
Instructions for Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard
When you do want to use wires
Suggestions for devices to connect
Where you should (and shouldn't) install your access point
Important advice on securing your network
Things you can do with Bluetooth
Ten troubleshooting tips
Consider financial and logistical issues when planning a wireless network
Design, install, and use a wireless LAN
Keep your network security up to date
Plan for the Wi-Fi capability of yourmobile devices
Fully updated for Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Leads the reader through the various financial and logistical considerations that should be taken into account before building a wireless network at home. Covers the basics of planning, installing and using wireless LANs. It also covers security issues and how to stay current with the fast moving technology. Cuts through both the hype and the jargon to deliver need-to-know information. Fully updated for the finalized 802.11n standards, the myriad of new devices with embedded Wi-Fi capabilities (i.e. iPhone, iPod touch, smartphones, eBook readers), and the latest security enhancements.
The perennial bestseller shows you how share your files and Internet connection across a wireless network
Fully updated for Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, this new edition of this bestseller returns with all the latest in wireless standards and security. This fun and friendly guide shows you how to integrate your iPhone, iPod touch, smartphone, or gaming system into your home network. Veteran authors escort you through the various financial and logisitical considerations that you need to take into account before building a wireless network at home.
- Covers the basics of planning, installing, and using wireless LANs
- Reviews essential information on the latest security issues
- Delivers valuable tips on how to stay current with fast-moving technology
- Discusses how to share resources such as printers, scanners, an Internet connection, files, and more with multiple computers on one network
Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 4th Edition skips the technical jargon and gets you connected with need-to-know information on building a wireless home network.
About the Author
is CEO and founder of TeleChoice, Inc., which provides strategic consulting services to businesses.
Pat Hurley is a TeleChoice consultant specializing in emerging telecommunications technologies. They are coauthors of Smart Homes For Dummies, Home Theater For Dummies, and HDTV For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Wireless Networking Fundamentals.
Chapter 1: Introducing Wireless Home Networking.
Chapter 2: From a to n and b-yond.
Chapter 3: Exploring Bluetooth and Other Wireless Networks.
Part II: Making Plans.
Chapter 4: Planning a Wireless Home Network.
Chapter 5: Choosing Wireless Home Networking Equipment.
Part III: Installing a Wireless Network.
Chapter 6: Installing Wireless Access Points in Windows.
Chapter 7: Setting Up a Wireless Windows Network.
Chapter 8: Setting Up a Wireless Mac Network.
Chapter 9: Securing Your Home Network.
Part IV: Using Your Wireless Network.
Chapter 10: Putting Your Wireless Network to Work.
Chapter 11: Gaming Over Your Wireless Network.
Chapter 12: Networking Your Entertainment Center.
Chapter 13: Extending Your Mobile Network.
Chapter 14: Other Cool Things You Can Network.
Chapter 15: Using a Bluetooth Network.
Chapter 16: Going Wireless Away from Home.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten FAQs about Wireless Home Networks.
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Troubleshoot Wireless LAN Performance.
Chapter 19: Ten Devices to Connect to Your Wireless Network in the Future.
Chapter 20: Ten Sources for More Information.