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Wi-Fi Home Networking Just the Steps For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-04409-4
E-book
232 pages
July 2006
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Wi-Fi Home Networking Just the Steps For Dummies is the way to go if you’re ready to go wireless and install your own wireless home network. The book’s easy-to-navigate design features two columns, with numbered step-by-step instructions on one side and corresponding illustrations, screen shots, or photos on the other. There’s no fluff, just the vital stuff—Just The Steps you need to get up to speed fast. This guide covers common networking tasks, including:
  • Setting up wireless access points and configuring your network
  • Adding wireless devices to your network
  • Activating Wi-Fi Security, managing firewalls, and preventing unauthorized network users

You don’t have to leave WI-Fi behind when you leave home; this practical reference tells you how to find public hotspots where you can use your Wi-Fi-equipped portable computer and how to network wirelessly with your pocket PC. It covers practical applications like creating a network bridge or adding wireless network storage, plus fun ways to use your tech toys to integrate and enhance your digital life, such as:

  • Setting up a wireless media center so you can use a computer for streaming media, as a TV tuner, as a digital video recorder, or to integrate with your TV and home entertainment system
  • Turning your pocket PC into a remote control
  • Adding a wireless camera to your network

Even if your current system with its cables, wires, and convoluted connections works, it’s time to cut the cord. Going wireless gives you many advantages and new options. So take the first step—get this book.

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