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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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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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Author Information

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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