Jeff Duntemann's Wi-Fi Guide, Second Edition

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9781932111880: Jeff Duntemann's Wi-Fi Guide, Second Edition

The first edition of this book has quickly become the best-selling guide for Wi-Fi users around the world. Master technical author, Jeff Duntemann, makes tangled Wi-Fi technological issues very comprehensible. Jeff explains the blizzard of Wi-Fi concepts and standards, including the new 802.11g, the complex and fluky security issues, and shows users how to protect themselves from both obvious and non-obvious threats. He also covers the human element in the Wi-Fi movement, including hacker threats and Wi-Fi communities. Jeff's coverage of wardriving has been highly praised by many Wi-Fi experts and the top Wi-Fi Web sites. Many technical drawings clarify difficult concepts, with abundant Web pointers to further information. The book features numerous hands-on projects that can dramatically increase the performance of home and small business Wi-Fi systems. Some of the important and new topics covered in the book include:

  • Money-saving Wi-Fi network design and implementation techniques
  • Wi-Fi communities
  • Access points and gateways
  • Security and privacy
  • Wireless security auditing with WarLinux and Kismet
  • The art of wardriving
  • How to create powerful low-cost antennas
  • How to protect yourself against clever hackers

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From the Author:

The future is wireless—and not just via cell phone. Tens of thousands of companies and millions of ordinary people have already installed 802.11 "Wi-Fi" wireless networks in their homes and offices, and connect to the Internet through wireless hotspots at parks, airports, and coffee shops. Sales of Wi-Fi gear kept the computer sector breathing during the recent tech depression, and now, with Wi-Fi technology reduced to inexpensive chipsets, laptop and PDA computers are selling briskly with built-in wireless networking features. Colleges and universities around the world are "unwiring" their campuses with wireless access points, allowing students to study with full access to school network resources anywhere they might be on campus. Between the explosion of commercial and public hotspots around the world – such as in coffee houses and airports – and inexpensive Wi-Fi gear that the non-technical public can install without expert assistance, interest in this topic (and in this book!) will soar in 2004 and beyond.

From the Inside Flap:

· Over a quarter million copies have been sold of Jeff Duntemann’s previous books.
· He is well-known with a loyal following in the technical community as a best-selling author and speaker.
· This new edition covers important new Wi-Fi standards and technology, including 802.11g and Wireless Protected Access (WPA).
· This expanded second edition is packed with information on topics such as wireless networking setup from Linux, wireless repeaters, new wireless auditing and security techniques, and building low-cost, yet powerful range-extender antennas.
· A new chapter on setting up public community hotspots with the new Sputnik AP-120 is provided.
· Spans both novice user issues and topics for seasoned professionals. Unlike many networking technologies, Wi-Fi is an opportunity for home and business users as well as major enterprises.
· Easy and economical hands-on projects allow readers to boost power with a variety of common household items, making this book a true standout.

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