Build Your Own Wi-Fi Network (Build Your Own...(McGraw))

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This guide explains how professional and home users can take advantage of Wi-Fi to achieve their mobility goals around the house or in the office. It features step-by-step processes, tips, sidebars, illustrations and screenshots to convey information visually. Readers will learn about the components of a wireless network including access points, and network cards. Plus how to choose, install and configure them for use in a new or existing network.

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Create and configure a cost-efficient wireless network--from scratch!

Take advantage of the freedom and mobility of wireless networking with help from this easy-to-follow guide. Now you can surf the Web from the backyard, access your email from a handheld device, share Internet connections--and save money--without messy wires or cables. This step-by-step photo-filled manual walks you through every stage of the process--from identifying and purchasing all the parts you need to get started to finding the right ISP and enhancing security. You'll also learn how to improve network performance and range by choosing the optimum access point location. Written in clear, straightforward language, this book will show you how to set up and maintain your own wireless network in no time.

  • Get an overview of wireless technology, protocols, and frequencies--including the IEEE 801.11 standard
  • Set up and configure a Wi-Fi network and its components in a new or existing network
  • Manage communication between wireless devices using access points and routers
  • Use accessories--antennas, bridges, and repeaters--to extend network range
  • Connect to the Internet and save money through shared access
  • Play games, check email, and share files and printers on a local network or via the Internet

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Shelly Brisbin (Austin, TX) has written about technology for fifteen years. Her specialties include networking, the Internet and Macintosh computers. Shelly has been working with wi-fi and this is a natural extension of her involvement with networking during the past 10 or 12 years. She acquired her first Wi-Fi gear in early 2001, quickly "unwiring" her house and office and applied what she had learned to writing and tech editing magazine articles. Shelly has tracked the development of Wi-Fi on a daily basis for more than a year, and recently completed a lengthy review of Apple's revamped AirPort Base Station (access point) for Macworld Magazine. Shelly has authored eight books and contributor to six others, She has also written hundreds of articles for magazines including Macworld, MacWeek, NetProfessional, The Net, NewMedia, WebTechniques, and SunWorld. Most recently Managing Editor/Technology at Powered Inc., Brisbin directed the development of online technical courses for clients including Barnes & Noble.com, IBM and Hewlett-Packard. Brisbin previously served as networking editor for MacUser Magazine, where she earned a reputation as a prolific writer and "geek". Brisbin has also worked as a Webmaster, system administrator and consultant. Shelly is an established and reliable author having written for Peachpit Press, Hungry Minds, Que publishing and co-authored with Bob LeVitus on Osborne's MacAnswers!, which sold over 17,000 units.

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