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AirPort® and Mac® Wireless Networks For Dummies®

AirPort® and Mac® Wireless Networks For Dummies®

Michael E. Cohen

ISBN: 978-0-764-58971-3

Feb 2006

378 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Share printers, play games online, and see how to find a strong signal

Here's an AirPort that won't make you wait! This cool technology makes wireless networking a snap, and with this book, even an adult can do it. You'll see how to set up your network with Mac OS(r) X, add home entertainment toys, take it on the road, and even (sorry!) keep in touch with the office from almost anywhere.

Discover how to:
* Add AirPort to any OS X Mac
* Connect your network to the Internet
* Extend your AirPort network's range
* Show movies and post photos over your network
* Protect your AirPort network from intruders
Part I. Wireless Basics.

Chapter 1. Cutting the Network Cable.

Chapter 2. Picking a Wireless Card.

Chapter 3. Choosing Base Stationary.

Part II. Knitting a Network

Chapter 4. Building the Basic Home Network.

Chapter 5. Picking a Location . . . or Two . . . or More.

Chapter 6. Networking Wirelessly Without a Base Station.

Part III. It's (Almost) Fun and Games.

Chapter 7. Streaming Music Wirelessly.

Chapter 8. Saying Bonjour.

Chapter 9. Entertaining Your Guests.

Part IV. Taking Care of Business.

Chapter 10. Fitting In at the Office.

Chapter 11. Hitting the Road.

Part V. The Part of Tens.

Chapter 12. Ten Troubleshooting Tips.

Chapter 13. Ten Wireless Security Measures.

Chapter 14. Ten Obscure Facts about Wireless Technology.

Chapter 15. Ten Web Resources for Wireless Networking.


Bonus Chapter: Biting into Bluetooth