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Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-87725-8
384 pages
November 2010
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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 LANs
  • Reviews essential information on the latest security issues
  • Delivers valuable tips on how to stay current with fast-moving technology
  • Discusses 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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Introduction.

Part I: Wireless Networking Fundamentals.

Chapter 1: Introducing Wireless Home Networking.

Chapter 2: From a to n and b-yond.

Chapter 3: Exploring Bluetooth and Other Wireless Networks.

Part II: Making Plans.

Chapter 4: Planning a Wireless Home Network.

Chapter 5: Choosing Wireless Home Networking Equipment.

Part III: Installing a Wireless Network.

Chapter 6: Installing Wireless Access Points in Windows.

Chapter 7: Setting Up a Wireless Windows Network.

Chapter 8: Setting Up a Wireless Mac Network.

Chapter 9: Securing Your Home Network.

Part IV: Using Your Wireless Network.

Chapter 10: Putting Your Wireless Network to Work.

Chapter 11: Gaming Over Your Wireless Network.

Chapter 12: Networking Your Entertainment Center.

Chapter 13: Extending Your Mobile Network.

Chapter 14: Other Cool Things You Can Network.

Chapter 15: Using a Bluetooth Network.

Chapter 16: Going Wireless Away from Home.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten FAQs about Wireless Home Networks.

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Troubleshoot Wireless LAN Performance.

Chapter 19: Ten Devices to Connect to Your Wireless Network in the Future.

Chapter 20: Ten Sources for More Information.

Index.

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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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