Wireless All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Wireless All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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8 books in 1 - your key to success with wireless! This is your one-stop guide to a wireless world, including digital media, PDAs, and more. Discover a world with no strings attached! Here's your guide to all the things you need to know to choose the right hardware, build a network, and join together your desktop computer, laptop, PDA, and even home entertainment devices - all without those pesky wires. Secure your system, get on the move, and a whole lot more. Discover how to: set up routers and hardware; create bridges and configure printers; troubleshoot your network; find Wi-Fi hotspots; use a Microsoft[registered] SmartWatch Share multimedia files.
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  • Paperback | 648 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 907.18g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764574965
  • 9780764574962

Table of contents

Introduction.Book I: Pulling the Plug.Chapter 1: Living Without Wires.Chapter 2: Choosing Internet Access.Book II: Planning Your Network.Chapter 1: Putting Together a Wireless Network.Chapter 2: Choosing Hardware Made Easy.Chapter 3: Setting Up Routers.Chapter 4: Setting Up Other Hardware.Chapter 5: Decoding DHCP.Chapter 6: Installing an Adapter on Your PC.Chapter 7: Adapter-ing.Chapter 8: Troubleshooting Network Hardware.Book III: Configuring Networks.Chapter 1: Exploring Windows XP Networking.Chapter 2: Managing Available Networks.Chapter 3: Creating Bridges.Chapter 4: Configuring Printers.5Chapter 5: Confirming Your Network Works.Book IV: Security and Troubleshooting.Chapter 1: Using a Safety Net.Chapter 2: Managing User Accounts.Chapter 3: Solving Network Problems.Book V: On the Road.Chapter 1: Putting a Network in Your Lap(top).Chapter 2: Connecting PDAs to Networks.Chapter 3: Synchronizing PDAs over a Network.Chapter 4: Picking a BlackBerry.Chapter 5: Finding Wi-Fi Hotspots.Chapter 6: Setting Up a VPN Connection.Chapter 7: Strapping on Microsoft SmartWatch.Book VI: Networking Technologies.Chapter 1: Roaming into Cell Phone Territory.Chapter 2: Choosing and Using Cordless Phones.Chapter 3: Gathering around the Family Radio Service.Chapter 4: Picking Peripherals.Chapter 5: Cutting Your Bluetooth.Book VII: Home Technology.Chapter 1: Your Entertainment Center.Chapter 2: Setting Up Gadgets.Chapter 3: Chatting with Motorola's Imfree.Chapter 4: Sharing Multimedia Files with Windows XP.Chapter 5: Using TiVo's Home Media Features.Chapter 6: Exploring Digital TV and Satellite Radio.Chapter 7: Forecasting the Weather from Your Patio.Chapter 8: Security in the Air via Motorola.Book VIII: Global Positioning Systems.Chapter 1: Getting Uncle Sam to Ante Up.Chapter 2: Finding Your Way in the World.7Chapter 3: Exploring with the Rest of GPS.Glossary.Internet Directory.Index.
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About Todd W. Carter

When not transmitting Wi-Fi signals from his Cubs hat, Todd W. Carter likes to stare out the window, contemplate world travel he'll likely avoid because of pesky shoe inspections, and dream of selling 100,000 copies of this book. He's single, lives in west Michigan, and hopes this bio leads to a date with a female reader. (E-mail him at date@toddcarter.com.) Due to advances in the medical sciences, the 39-year-old Carter is postponing his midlife crisis until 2014. This and much, much more on his web site at www.toddcarter.com.
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