Wireless Network Hacks and Mods For Dummies

Wireless Network Hacks and Mods For Dummies

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Fun projects and valuable content join forces to enable readers to turn their wireless home network into a high-performance wireless infrastructure capable of entertainment networking and even home automationStep-by-step instructions help readers find, buy, and install the latest and greatest wireless equipmentThe authors are home tech gurus and offer detailed discussion on the next-generation wireless gear that will move the wireless LAN beyond computers and into telephony, entertainment, home automation/control, and even automotive networkingThe number of wireless LAN users in North America is expected to grow from 4.2 million current users to more than 31 million by 2007show more

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  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 188 x 230 x 24mm | 598.75g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0764595830
  • 9780764595837
  • 2,203,217

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Connect the old, the new, the practical, and the fun! Play multiplayer games, set up home surveillance, or take your network outside Now that you've got a wireless network going, you're getting the urge to see what else it can do, right? Hook up with this book and find simple, fun ways to expand its possibilities. Add your home entertainment gear, beef up speed and performance, discover wireless on the go, and get more out of your network! Discover how to Extend broadband throughout your home Protect your network from snoops Boost cellular signals Set up a wireless hot spot Take wireless to your car Make calls with your wireless network and VoIPshow more

About Danny Briere

Danny Briere founded TeleChoice, Inc., a telecommunications consulting company, in 1985 and now serves as CEO of the company. Widely known throughout the telecommunications and networking industry, Danny has written more than one thousand articles about telecommunications topics and has authored or edited nine books, including Internet Telephony For Dummies, Smart Homes For Dummies, Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, and Home Theater For Dummies. He is frequently quoted by leading publications on telecommunications and technology topics and can often be seen on major TV networks providing analysis on the latest communications news and breakthroughs. Pat Hurley is a consultant with TeleChoice, Inc., who specializes in emerging telecommunications technologies, particularly all the latest access and home technologies, including wireless LANs, DSL, cable modems, satellite services, and home-networking services. Pat frequently consults with the leading telecommunications carriers, equipment vendors, consumer goods manufacturers, and other players in the telecommunications and consumer electronics industries. Pat is the coauthor of Internet Telephony For Dummies, Smart Homes For Dummies, Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, and Home Theater For Dummies.show more

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Making Your World Wireless 7 Chapter 1: Wireless Inside Everything! 9 Chapter 2: Wireless Network Basics 23 Chapter 3: Wireless LAN Infrastructure 39 Chapter 4: Wi-Fi and Broadband Connections 55 Part II: Boosting Performance on Your Wireless Network 71 Chapter 5: Combining Wired and Wireless Networks 73 Chapter 6: Better Living Through Network Monitoring 89 Chapter 7: Boosting Signal Strength Where You Need It 109 Chapter 8: Staying Safe in the Wireless World 127 Part III: Wireless on the Go 147 Chapter 9: On the Road Again with 802.11 149 Chapter 10: Staying Safe on Any Wireless Network 169 Chapter 11: Outfitting Your Car with Wireless 185 Chapter 12: Operating Your Own Hot Spot 219 Part IV: Cool Wireless Toys 241 Chapter 13: Building a Wireless Audio Network 243 Chapter 14: Wirelessly Securing, Monitoring, and Automating Your Home 265 Chapter 15: It s Your Dime: IP Calls and Your Wireless Network 289 Chapter 16: That s Not All: Other Cool Wireless Toys 311 Part V: The Part of Tens 327 Chapter 17: (Almost) Ten Sites for Advanced Wireless Topics 329 Chapter 18: Top Ten Wi-Fi Security Questions 335 Index 345show more

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