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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Wireless Community Networks

    1. Why Now?

    2. The WISP Approach

    3. The Cooperative Approach

    4. About This Book

  2. Chapter 2 Defining Project Scope

    1. The Standards

    2. Hardware Requirements

    3. Site Survey

    4. 802.11b Channels and Interference

    5. Topographical Mapping 101

  3. Chapter 3 Network Layout

    1. Layer 1 (Physical) Connectivity

    2. Wired Wireless

    3. Vital Services

    4. Security Considerations

    5. Summary

  4. Chapter 4 Using Access Points

    1. Access Point Caveats

    2. The Apple AirPort Base Station

    3. Access Point Management Software

    4. Local LAN Access

    5. Configuring Dialup

    6. NAT and DHCP

    7. Bridging

    8. WEP, MAC Filtering,and Closed Networks

    9. Roaming

    10. Channel Spacing

  5. Chapter 5 Host-Based Networking

    1. Anatomy of a Wireless Gateway

  6. Chapter 6 Long-Range Networking

    1. Topo Maps 102: Geographical Diversity

    2. Antenna Characteristicsand Placement

  7. Chapter 7 Other Applications

    1. Software

    2. Point-to-Point Links

    3. Point-to-Multipoint Links

    4. Home-Brew Antennas

    5. Redundant Links

    6. Repeaters

    7. Security Concerns

    8. NoCatAuth Captive Portal

    9. Fun with IP

    10. In Closing

  8. Chapter 8 Radio Free Planet

    1. Seattle Wireless

    2. Universal Wireless

    3. The Future

  9. Chapter 9 Radio Free Sebastopol

    1. OSCON 2000

    2. The Campus

    3. Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

    4. Online From Home,No Strings Attached

    5. Seattle Wireless

    6. NoCat

    7. The Community Takes Notice

    8. The Portland Summit

    9. And So On

  1. Appendix Regulations Affecting 802.11 Deployment

    1. Disclaimer

    2. Abstract and Objectives

    3. Introduction to the Technology

    4. Regulations and Laws Affecting802.11 Network Deployment

    5. Power Limits

    6. Equipment Limitationsand Certification

    7. Interference

    8. Broadband AUPs

    9. Human Exposure to RadioFrequency Radiation

    10. Laws ConcerningAntennas and Towers

    11. The Future: Good News and Bad News

    12. What Can You Do?

    13. Conclusions

  2. Appendix Path Loss Calculations

  3. Appendix Simple Scheme Management

  4. Colophon