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Anywhere Computing with Laptops: Making Mobile Easier
By Harold Davis
Publisher: Que
Pub Date: August 31, 2005
ISBN: 0-7897-3327-7
Pages: 408

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   About the Author
   We Want to Hear from You!
      How This Book Is Organized
      Conventions Used in This Book
      Let Me Know What You Think
   Part I.  Mobile Computing Quick Start
          Chapter 1.  Understanding Intel Centrino Mobile Technology
      Intel Centrino Mobile Technology and Wi-Fi
      Platform Architecture
      The Benefits of Built-in Wi-Fi
      The Importance of Performance
      Changing the Way People Use Computers
      Clearing Bottlenecks and Roadblocks
      Intel s Mobile Technology Vision
      The Future Is Faster; Wireless Is Everywhere
          Chapter 2.  Buying a Mobile Computer
      Getting to Know Your Future Wi-Fi Laptop
      Buying a Mobile Computer
      Value-Priced Laptops: What You Need to Know When You're Ready to Buy
      What You Need to Know about Buying a High Computing Performance Laptop
      What to Know when Buying an Ultra Long Battery Life Laptop
      General Advice Regardless of the Type of Laptop You Buy
      Where to Buy
          Chapter 3.  Configuring Your Mobile Computer
      Working with the Control Panel
      Help with Network Tasks
      Working with the New Connection Wizard
      Using the Network Setup Wizard
      Understanding the Network Connections Window
      Using Wireless Network Connections Properties
      Enabling a Personal Firewall
      Bridging Wireless Connections
   Part II.  Getting the Most from Your Mobile Computer
          Chapter 4.  Software That Makes the Most of Mobile Computing
      Office Suites
      Powerful Presentations on the Go
      Web Browsers
      Transferring and Synchronizing Files
      Pop-Up and Spyware Blockers
          Chapter 5.  Taking Digital Pictures from Your Laptop
      Picture Quality
      Locating the Camera
      Taking a Picture
      Working with Your Camera
      Saving the Photos
      Your Wi-Fi Photos on the Internet
          Chapter 6.  Using Your Mobile Computer As a Telephone
      Understanding Internet Telephony
      VoIP Vendors
      The Hardware You'll Need
      Bandwidth Considerations
      Installing VoIP Software and Making Your First Call
          Chapter 7.  Let Your Laptop Entertain You: Streaming Media, Gaming, and More
      Downloading and Playing Music
      Downloading and Playing Movies
      Connecting to Home Entertainment Systems
      Online Gaming
   Part III.  Mobile Computing On The Road
          Chapter 8.  Entering a World Without Wires
      Understanding Wi-Fi
      802.11 and Its Variations
      Understanding Wi-Fi Networks
      Hitting the Road with Wi-Fi
          Chapter 9.  Finding Hotspots
      Where Are Hotspots Likely to Be?
      Finding Hotspots
      Paying for Your Fun
      Surfing While You Sip
      Using Directories
      Finding Free Hotspots
      Becoming a Hotspot
          Chapter 10.  Working with National Wi-Fi Networks
      Wi-Fi Networks
      Special Pricing, Good and Bad
      What the Networks Charge
      Comparison Shopping
   Part IV.  Your Own Wireless Network
          Chapter 11.  Networking Without Wires
      Understanding Home and SOHO Networks
      Different Ways to Use Wi-Fi in a Network
      The Equipment You'll Need
      What's It Going to Cost?
          Chapter 12.  Buying a Wi-Fi Access Point or Router
      Understanding the Different Pieces of Hardware
      Wireless Networking Kits
      Choosing a Wi-Fi Access Point
      Specific Brands and Models
          Chapter 13.  Setting Up Your Access Point
      You Need a Working Internet Connection
      Collect Your Settings
      Plugging in the Hardware
      Configuring Your Access Point
      Connecting to the Wi-Fi Network
      Setting Up a Wireless Network with Windows XP SP2
          Chapter 14.  Configuring Your Wi-Fi Network
      Ad Hoc Networking
      Setting Up Ad Hoc Wireless Networking
      Connecting to the Ad Hoc Network
      When Ad Hoc Networking Has Problems
      Sharing a Connection Through a Computer
      Troubleshooting a Network
      Understanding Networks and Their Layouts
      Setting Up a Hotspot with a DMZ
          Chapter 15.  Advanced Access Point Configuration
      Dynamic IP Addressing Versus Fixed IP Assignment
      Settings That Might Be Required by Your ISP
      Upgrading Your Firmware
      Access ControlYour LAN
      Access ControlThe Internet
      Understanding Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
      More About Mixed Wired-Wireless Networks
          Chapter 16.  Adding Wi-Fi Antennas to Your Network
      Why Use an Antenna with Wi-Fi?
      Antenna Basics
      Different Kinds of Antennas
      Antennas and the FCC
      Adding an Antenna to an Access Point
      Where to Buy Your Wi-Fi Antenna
   Part V.  Securing Your Computer and Network
          Chapter 17.  Protecting Your Mobile Wi-Fi Computer
      "Social" Engineering
      Physical Lockdown
      Using Password Protection
      File Sharing
      Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
      Personal Software for Protection
          Chapter 18.  Securing Your Wi-Fi Network
      Understanding the Threat
      What Steps Should You Take?
      Understanding Firewalls
      Setting Up a VPN
   Part VI.  Appendixes
          Appendix A.  Wireless Standards
      Understanding 802.11 Wireless Standards
      The Flavors of 802.11
          Appendix B.  Where the Hotspots Are
      Online Directories
      Wi-Fi Networks
      Retail Locations
      Free Public Networks
          Appendix C.  Intel Centrino Mobile Technology Platform
      Product Information and Components
      Processor and Chipset
      Intel Wireless Network Connection
      Platform Benefits and Vision
          Appendix D.  Glossary

Anywhere Computing with Laptops. Making Mobile Easier
Anywhere Computing with Laptops. Making Mobile Easier
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