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Wireless Network Hacks & Mods For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-471-77822-6
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388 pages
October 2005
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Introduction 1

Part I: Making Your World Wireless 7

Chapter 1: Wireless Inside Everything! 9

Chapter 2: Wireless Network Basics 23

Chapter 3: Wireless LAN Infrastructure 39

Chapter 4: Wi-Fi and Broadband Connections 55

Part II: Boosting Performance on Your Wireless Network 71

Chapter 5: Combining Wired and Wireless Networks 73

Chapter 6: Better Living Through Network Monitoring 89

Chapter 7: Boosting Signal Strength Where You Need It 109

Chapter 8: Staying Safe in the Wireless World 127

Part III: Wireless on the Go 147

Chapter 9: On the Road Again with 802.11 149

Chapter 10: Staying Safe on Any Wireless Network 169

Chapter 11: Outfitting Your Car with Wireless 185

Chapter 12: Operating Your Own Hot Spot 219

Part IV: Cool Wireless Toys 241

Chapter 13: Building a Wireless Audio Network 243

Chapter 14: Wirelessly Securing, Monitoring, and Automating Your Home 265

Chapter 15: It’s Your Dime: IP Calls and Your Wireless Network 289

Chapter 16: That’s Not All: Other Cool Wireless Toys 311

Part V: The Part of Tens 327

Chapter 17: (Almost) Ten Sites for Advanced Wireless Topics 329

Chapter 18: Top Ten Wi-Fi Security Questions 335

Index 345

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