Wireless Home Networking For Dummies

Wireless Home Networking For Dummies

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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 LANsReviews essential information on the latest security issuesDelivers valuable tips on how to stay current with fast-moving technologyDiscusses 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th Edition
  • 0470877251
  • 9780470877258
  • 616,105

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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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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
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About Edward Ferris

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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