Wireless Home Networking For Dummies

Wireless Home Networking For Dummies

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The perennial bestseller shows you how share your files andInternet connection across a wireless network Fully updated for Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, this newedition of this bestseller returns with all the latest in wirelessstandards and security. This fun and friendly guide shows you howto integrate your iPhone, iPod touch, smartphone, or gaming systeminto your home network. Veteran authors escort you through thevarious financial and logisitical considerations that you need totake into account before building a wireless network at home. * Covers the basics of planning, installing, and using wirelessLANs * Reviews essential information on the latest securityissues * Delivers valuable tips on how to stay current with fast-movingtechnology * Discusses how to share resources such as printers, scanners, anInternet connection, files, and more with multiple computers on onenetwork Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 4thEdition skips the technical jargon and gets you connected withneed-to-know information on building a wireless home network.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0470877251
  • 9780470877258
  • 311,877

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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 Learn to: 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

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About Danny Briere

Danny Briere 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.

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