Wireless Networks For Dummies

Wireless Networks For Dummies

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You've probably heard the expression, 'It's time to cut the cord'. Well, it may be time to 'cut the cables' at your office and free yourself from your desk and computer. Wireless networks are the waves of the future-literally. "Wireless Networks For Dummies" guides you from design through implementation to ongoing protection of your system and your information so you can: remain connected to the office in airports and hotels; access the Internet and other network resources in the lunchroom, conference room, or anywhere there's an access point; use your PDA or laptop to query your database from the warehouse or the boardroom; check e-mail wirelessly when you're on the road; and, get rid of the cable clutter in your office. "Wireless Networks For Dummies" was coauthored by Barry D. Lewis, CISSP, and Peter T. Davis, who also coauthored "Computer Security For Dummies".Barry Lewis is president of an information security consulting firm and an internationally known leader of security seminars. Peter Davis is founder of a firm specializing in the security, audit, and control of information.
Together, they cut through the cables, clutter, and confusion and help you: get off to a quick start and get mobile with IrDA (Infrared Data Association) and Bluetooth; perform a site survey and select the right standard, mode, access point, channel and antenna; and, check online to verify degree of interoperability of devices from various vendors.They also help you: install clients and set up roaming; combat security threats such as war driving, jamming, hijacking, and man-in-the-middle attacks; implement security and controls such as MAC (Media Access Control) and protocol filtering, WEP (Wireless Equivalent Privacy), WPA, (Wi-Fi Protected Access), EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol), and VPN (Virtual Private Network); and, set up multiple access points to form a larger wireless network. Complete with suggestions of places to get connected, Web sites where you can get more information, tools you can use to monitor and improve security, and more, "Wireless Networks For Dummies" helps you pull the plug and go wireless!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764575252
  • 9780764575259

Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: Planning and Acquiring Your Network.Chapter 1: Removing the Tethers: Entering the Wireless World.Chapter 2: If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail.Chapter 3: Matching Wireless Technologies to Your Plan.Part II: Implementing Your Wireless Network.Chapter 4: Getting a Quick Start with Wireless Personal Area Networks.Chapter 5: Moving On to a Wireless LAN: Your Wireless Access Point.Chapter 6: Connecting Your Clients.Chapter 7: Building the Multi-Zone Network.Chapter 8: Using Wireless on the Road to Connect to the Office.Part III: Using Your Network Securely.Chapter 9: Considering a Deadbolt: Understanding the Risks of Wireless Networks.Chapter 10: Designing a Secure Network.Chapter 11: Maintaining Network Security.Chapter 12: Secure Wireless Access with Virtual Private Networking.Part IV: Keeping Your Network on the Air - Administration and Troubleshooting.Chapter 13: Problems with Keeping on the Air.Chapter 14: Bridging Networks to Manage Coverage.Chapter 15: Dealing with Network Throughput Issues.Chapter 16: It's Ten O'Clock: Do You Know Where Your Access Points Are?Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 17: Ten Administrator Tools and What They Do.Chapter 18: Top Ten Ways to Secure Your Network.Chapter 19: Ten Ways Wireless Is Used in Business.Part VI: Appendixes.Appendix A: Industry Trade Associations.Appendix B: Wireless Standards.Appendix C: The Fundamentals of Radio Frequency.Index.
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About Peter David

Barry D. Lewis, CISSP, heads an information security consulting firm and presents seminars worldwide. Peter T. Davis has been an information systems audit and security expert for 24 years.
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