Wireless Home Networking For Dummies

Wireless Home Networking For Dummies

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By (author) Danny Briere, By (author) Pat Hurley, By (author) Edward Ferris

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 23mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 16 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470877251
  • ISBN 13: 9780470877258
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 635,426

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The perennial bestseller shows you how share your files and Internet connection across a wireless networkFully 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 networkWireless 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.

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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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Do you need a wireless network? Sure you do, and here's the easy way to get oneThe 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 shoppingYou have standards -- understand industry standards and how 802.11n affects youIt's in the plan -- plan your network with an eye to security, the types of devices you'll be connecting, your Internet provider, and moreRoll up your sleeves -- follow step-by-step instructions to install your networkOh, the things you can do -- share peripherals, use your network for storage, exchange files between Macs and PCs, and moreNow the fun stuff -- configure your network for gaming or connect devices into a knockout home entertainment systemGet going -- explore mobile networking, Bluetooth, and how to find hot spots away from homeOpen the book and find: How to wirelessly control your homeInstructions for Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow LeopardWhen you do want to use wiresSuggestions for devices to connectWhere you should (and shouldn't) install your access pointImportant advice on securing your networkThings you can do with BluetoothTen troubleshooting tipsLearn to: Consider financial and logistical issues when planning a wireless networkDesign, install, and use a wireless LANKeep your network security up to datePlan for the Wi-Fi capability of yourmobile devices

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Wireless Networking Fundamentals 7 Chapter 1: Introducing Wireless Home Networking 9 Chapter 2: From a to n and b-yond 27 Chapter 3: Exploring Bluetooth and Other Wireless Networks 51 Part II: Making Plans 67 Chapter 4: Planning a Wireless Home Network 69 Chapter 5: Choosing Wireless Home Networking Equipment 91 Part III: Installing a Wireless Network 107 Chapter 6: Installing Wireless Access Points in Windows 109 Chapter 7: Setting Up a Wireless Windows Network 125 Chapter 8: Setting Up a Wireless Mac Network 143 Chapter 9: Securing Your Home Network 161 Part IV: Using Your Wireless Network 183 Chapter 10: Putting Your Wireless Network to Work 185 Chapter 11: Gaming Over Your Wireless Network 205 Chapter 12: Networking Your Entertainment Center 225 Chapter 13: Extending Your Mobile Network 245 Chapter 14: Other Cool Things You Can Network 257 Chapter 15: Using a Bluetooth Network 273 Chapter 16: Going Wireless Away from Home 285 Part V: The Part of Tens 297 Chapter 17: Ten FAQs about Wireless Home Networks 299 Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Troubleshoot Wireless LAN Performance 309 Chapter 19: Ten Devices to Connect to Your Wireless Network in the Future 319 Chapter 20: Ten Sources for More Information 339 Index 347