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Wireless Network Hacks & Mods For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-9583-7
388 pages
September 2005
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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 automation
  • Step-by-step instructions help readers find, buy, and install the latest and greatest wireless equipment
  • The 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 networking
  • The number of wireless LAN users in North America is expected to grow from 4.2 million current users to more than 31 million by 2007
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Introduction.

Part I: Making Your World Wireless.

Chapter 1: Wireless Inside Everything!

Chapter 2: Wireless Network Basics.

Chapter 3: Wireless LAN Infrastructure.

Chapter 4: Wi-Fi and Broadband Connections.

Part II: Boosting Performance on Your Wireless Network.

Chapter 5: Combining Wired and Wireless Networks.

Chapter 6: Better Living Through Network Monitoring.

Chapter 7: Boosting Signal Strength Where You Need It.

Chapter 8: Staying Safe in the Wireless World.

Part III: Wireless on the Go.

Chapter 9: On the Road Again with 802.11.

Chapter 10: Staying Safe on Any Wireless Network.

Chapter 11: Outfitting Your Car with Wireless.

Chapter 12: Operating Your Own Hot Spot.

Part IV: Cool Wireless Toys.

Chapter 13: Building a Wireless Audio Network.

Chapter 14: Wirelessly Securing, Monitoring, and Automating Your Home.

Chapter 15: It’s Your Dime: IP Calls and Your Wireless Network.

Chapter 16: That’s Not All: Other Cool Wireless Toys.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: (Almost) Ten Sites for Advanced Wireless Topics.

Chapter 18: Top Ten Wi-Fi Security Questions.

Index.

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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.

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