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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.
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.
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.