|Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi Wireless Networking||
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi Wireless Networking
|30.70||approx. 7-9 days|
Appropriate for all introductory courses in wireless networking.
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi Wireless Networking gives students all the information and guidance they need to effectively set up and use any Wi-Fi wireless network. This easy-to-use resource uses the Absolute Beginners Guide “teacher” style to guide students through every essential technique and skill, one step at a time. Students will learn how to choose and set up wireless networking equipment; set up computers and PDAs to connect with wireless networks; find hotspots and access points; and much more. Coverage also includes: Wi-Fi standards and protocols, Internet connectivity, and detailed, step-by-step coverage of wireless security. Davis explains each concept in easy-to-understand language, with step-by-step instructions, helpful illustrations, practical guidance, and real-world advice.
Helps students become comfortable using Wi-Fi networks without ever getting lost in complexity.
Gives students the conceptual grounding they need to understand and work with any wireless networking technologies.
Helps students save money and make more effective purchasing decisions.
Teaches students everything they need to know to build today's most popular wireless networks.
Helps students be as productive as possible with Wi-Fi networking-and also enjoy its entertainment-related applications to the fullest.
Helps students overcome the security flaws that endanger most wireless networks.
I. WHY WI-FI?1. Entering a World Without Wires.
II. SETTING UP YOUR COMPUTER FOR WI-FI.5. Buying a Wi-Fi Laptop.
III. GOING MOBILE WITH WI-FI.10. Tools for the Perfect Road Warrior.
IV. CREATING A WI-FI NETWORK.13. Buying a Wi-Fi Access Point or Router.
V. SECURING YOUR WI-FI COMPUTER AND NETWORK.18. Protecting Your Mobile Wi-Fi Computer.
VI. APPENDIXES.Appendix A. Wireless Standards.
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi is a book for beginners who want to join the Wi-Fi revolution. Using easy-to-understand language, this book teaches you all you need to know about Wi-Fi, from choosing the Wi-Fi system that is right for you to adding a Wi-Fi card and related software to finding hotspots and access points. With the help of this book, you will be able to configure a home network and share internet connections quickly and easily. In addition, the book covers all important security issues so that a user is less exposed to threats, as well as the dos and don'ts of traveling with a Wi-Fi enabled laptop.
Harold Davis is a strategic technology consultant, hands-on programmer, and the author of many well-known books. He has been a popular speaker at trade shows and conventions, giving presentations on topics ranging from wireless networking through digital photography and programming methodologies. As a technology consultant, he has served many Fortune 500 companies.