by John Ross
January 2008, 336 pp.
This book is currently out of stock, but the ebook is still available
Broadband wireless networks bring us closer to the Internet's ultimate destiny of interconnecting everyone, everywhere. But wireless networking can be a bit geeky and nerve-wracking without a proper guide. Let's face it: Networking can be hard.
If you're one of the last holdouts still connected to the Internet by a wire, The Book of Wireless, 2nd Edition is the book for you. You'll learn how to set up your own home (or small office) wireless network and how to use public wireless networks, safely and securely. This plain-English guide demystifies configuring and using wireless networks-everything from shopping for parts to securing your network.
You'll also learn about new and forthcoming broadband wireless standards and how to choose the right service provider and equipment. With up-to-date information on wireless routers, network interface cards, antennas, security, and software, The Book of Wireless, 2nd Edition will help you navigate the confusing wireless landscape to find the perfect solution.
About the Author
John Ross has worked as a consultant on wired and wireless networking for several manufacturers, including Motorola and AT&T. He is the author of more than two dozen books, including Internet Power Tools (Random House), Connecting with Windows (Sybex), and It’s Never Done That Before (No Starch Press).
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"If you or anyone you know has a wireless network or is planning on setting up one, The Book of Wireless is a valuable resource to read. You will gain a better understanding of wireless networking. No matter which operating system you are using, you will be able to connect and setup a secure wireless network in no time."
"The depth of understanding of the whys and hows of wireless networking are certainly nothing to scoff at, and why this book has a permanent place on my shelf, and why it belongs on yours."
"This is the most comprehensive and in-depth treatment that we've seen on the subject."
"I admire authors who cover their subjects completely yet remain readable. It's not easy to do that, but John Ross did so here. This is very complete coverage of wireless networking from all points of view."
"Summing up, the discussions are lively and text-matter is useful for the end-users. This is a recommended add-on giving a big picture to the user manuals that users will have to read anyway"
"This book is packed with information that will make it easier to get your wireless network running. "
"This book really does cover everything you'd need to know about wireless technology."
The Book of Wireless is "[a] remarkably lucid and detailed guide that maintains a focus on practical aspects of wireless networking in a small (home and small office) environment, and especially for laptop users."
"If you or anyone you know has a wireless network or is planning on setting one up, The Book of Wireless is a valuable resource to read. You will gain a better understanding of wireless networking. No matter which operating system you are using, you will be able to connect and setup a secure wireless network in no time."
"Ross here provides a detailed and easily understood look at the technology and hardware that makes wi-fi and wireless broadband work."