Table of Contents

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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi® Wireless Networking
By Harold Davis
Publisher: Que
Pub Date: April 27, 2004
ISBN: 0-7897-3115-0
Pages: 312
   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:  Why Wi-Fi?
        Chapter 1.  Entering a World Without Wires
      What Is Wi-Fi?
      Why Wi-Fi Is Important
      Understanding Wi-Fi Networks
      Using Wi-Fi on the Road
        Chapter 2.  Understanding Wi-Fi
      The Free Spectrums
      The 802.11 Standard and Its Variations
      Related Wireless Standards
      Transmission Speeds
      The Future of Wi-Fi
        Chapter 3.  Hitting the Road with Wi-Fi
      The Equipment You Need
      Finding Hotspots
      Paying for Your Fun
      Surfing While You Sip
        Chapter 4.  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?
    Part II:  Setting Up Your Computer for Wi-Fi
        Chapter 5.  Buying a Wi-Fi Laptop
      Getting to Know Your Future Wi-Fi Laptop
      To Mac or Not To Mac?
      Buying a Mac with Wi-Fi
      Buying a Windows Notebook with Integrated Wi-Fi
        Chapter 6.  Buying a Wi-Fi PDA
      Understanding Handheld Computers
      Handhelds and Wi-Fi
      Accessing Wi-Fi
        Chapter 7.  Playing with Wi-Fi Gadgets
      The Future of Wi-Fi
      Transmitting Photos with Wi-Fi
      Other Nifty Gadgets
      Playing Games and Having Fun with Wi-Fi
        Chapter 8.  Adding Wi-Fi to a Mobile Computer
      Choosing a Wi-Fi PC Card
      Installing the Card
      Configuring Your Card for a Wi-Fi Network
      Making Sure the Card Works
      Other Options
        Chapter 9.  Wi-Fi on Your Desktop
      Buying a New Computer
      Adding AirPort to an Apple Desktop
      Adding Wi-Fi to a Windows Desktop
      Using a USB Wi-Fi Adapter
    Part III:  Going Mobile with Wi-Fi
        Chapter 10.  Tools for the Perfect Road Warrior
      Loading Software Before You Go
      Taking Hotspot Info with You
      The Best of the Best
      Keyboards, Mice, and Other Devices
        Chapter 11.  Where Can You Wi-Fi?
      Where Is Wi-Fi Likely to Be?
      Using Wi-Fi Directories
      Tricks and Techniques
      I Want to Be a Hotspot
      Working with a Wi-Fi Finder
      War Driving and War Chalking
        Chapter 12.  Working with National Wi-Fi Networks
      Wi-Fi Networks
      Special Pricing, Good and Bad
      What the Networks Charge
      Comparison Shopping
    Part IV:  Creating a Wi-Fi Network
        Chapter 13.  Buying a Wi-Fi Access Point or Router
      Understanding the Different Pieces of Hardware
      Wireless Networking Kits
      Choosing a Wi-Fi Access Point
      The Best of the Best
        Chapter 14.  Setting Up Your Access Point
      Plugging in the Hardware
      Configuring Your Access Point
        Chapter 15.  Configuring Your Wi-Fi Network
      Ad-Hoc Networking
      Troubleshooting a Network Using Ipconfig
      Advanced Networks: Topologies for Larger Networks
      Setting Up a Hotspot with a DMZ
      Connecting Pitcairn Island to the Internet with Wi-Fi
        Chapter 16.  Sharing an Internet Connection
      Sharing a Connection through a Computer
      Connecting to a Cable or DSL Modem
      Understanding Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
      More About Mixed Wired-Wireless Networks
        Chapter 17.  Adding Wi-Fi Antennas to Your Network
      Why Use an Antenna with Wi-Fi?
      Antenna Basics
      Different Kinds of Antennas
      Using an Antenna with a Wi-Fi Card
      Adding an Antenna to an Access Point
      Where to Buy Your Wi-Fi Antenna
    Part V:  Securing Your Wi-Fi Computer and Network
        Chapter 18.  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 19.  Securing Your Wi-Fi Network
      How Real Is the Threat?
      What Steps Should You Take?
      Understanding Firewalls
      Setting Up a VPN
      Using MAC Filtering
    Part VI:  Appendixes
        Appendix A.  Wireless Standards
      Understanding 802.11 Wireless Standards
      The Flavors of 802.11
        Appendix B.  Finding Wi-Fi Hotspots
      Online Directories
      Wi-Fi Networks
      Retail Locations
      Free Public Networks
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