Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 4th Edition
By Danny Briere, Hurley
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: October 2010
Pages: 408

Do you need a wireless network? Sure you do, and here's the easy way to get one

The world's going wireless! A wireless network is for more than just computers; appliances, game consoles, and even your thermostat may have wireless capabilities. This fully updated version of the number one book on wireless home networking is packed cover to cover with everything you need to know to plan, install, and use a wireless network in your home.

  • The shopping list — find out what equipment you'll need and what to look for when shopping

  • You have standards — understand industry standards and how 802.11n affects you

  • It's in the plan — plan your network with an eye to security, the types of devices you'll be connecting, your Internet provider, and more

  • Roll up your sleeves — follow step-by-step instructions to install your network

  • Oh, the things you can do — share peripherals, use your network for storage, exchange files between Macs and PCs, and more

  • Now the fun stuff — configure your network for gaming or connect devices into a knockout home entertainment system

  • Get going — explore mobile networking, Bluetooth, and how to find hot spots away from home

Open the book and find:

  • How to wirelessly control your home

  • Instructions for Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard

  • When you do want to use wires

  • Suggestions for devices to connect

  • Where you should (and shouldn't) install your access point

  • Important advice on securing your network

  • Things you can do with Bluetooth

  • Ten troubleshooting tips

Learn to:

  • Consider financial and logistical issues when planning a wireless network

  • Design, install, and use a wireless LAN

  • Keep your network security up to date

  • Plan for the Wi-Fi capability of yourmobile devices

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