Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 The Standards

    1. Hacks #1-12

    2. 802.11: The Mother of All IEEE Wireless Ethernet

    3. 802.11a: The Betamax of the 802.11 Family

    4. 802.11b: The De Facto Standard

    5. 802.11g: Like 802.11b, only Faster

    6. 802.16: Long Distance Wireless Infrastructure

    7. Bluetooth: Cable Replacement for Devices

    8. 900 MHz: Low Speed, Better Coverage

    9. CDPD, 1xRTT, and GPRS: Cellular Data Networks

    10. FRS and GMRS: Super Walkie-Talkies

    11. 802.1x: Port Security for Network Communications

    12. HPNA and Powerline Ethernet

    13. BSS Versus IBSS

  2. Chapter 2 Bluetooth and Mobile Data

    1. Hacks #13-19

    2. Remote Control OS X with a Sony Ericsson Phone

    3. SMS with a Real Keyboard

    4. Photo Blog Automatically with the Nokia 3650

    5. Using Bluetooth with Linux

    6. Bluetooth to GPRS in Linux

    7. Bluetooth File Transfers in Linux

    8. Controlling XMMS with Bluetooth

  3. Chapter 3 Network Monitoring

    1. Hacks #20-42

    2. Find All Available Wireless Networks

    3. Network Discovery Using NetStumbler

    4. Network Detection on Mac OS X

    5. Detecting Networks Using Handheld PCs

    6. Passive Scanning with KisMAC

    7. Establishing Connectivity

    8. Quickly Poll Wireless Clients with ping

    9. Finding Radio Manufacturers by MAC Address

    10. Rendezvous Service Advertisements in Linux

    11. Advertising Arbitrary Rendezvous Services in OS X

    12. “Brought to you by” Rendezvous Ad Redirector

    13. Detecting Networks with Kismet

    14. Running Kismet on Mac OS X

    15. Link Monitoring in Linux with Wavemon

    16. Historical Link State Monitoring

    17. EtherPEG and DriftNet

    18. Estimating Network Performance

    19. Watching Traffic with tcpdump

    20. Visual Traffic Analysis with Ethereal

    21. Tracking 802.11 Frames in Ethereal

    22. Interrogating the Network with nmap

    23. Network Monitoring with ngrep

    24. Running ntop for Real-Time Network Stats

  4. Chapter 4 Hardware Hacks

    1. Hacks #43-69

    2. Add-on Laptop Antennas

    3. Increasing the Range of a Titanium PowerBook

    4. WET11 Upgrades

    5. AirPort Linux

    6. Java Configurator for AirPort APs

    7. Apple Software Base Station

    8. Adding an Antenna to the AirPort

    9. The NoCat Night Light

    10. Do-It-Yourself Access Point Hardware

    11. Compact Flash Hard Drive

    12. Pebble

    13. Tunneling: IPIP Encapsulation

    14. Tunneling: GRE Encapsulation

    15. Running Your Own Top-Level Domain

    16. Getting Started with Host AP

    17. Make Host AP a Layer 2 Bridge

    18. Bridging with a Firewall

    19. MAC Filtering with Host AP

    20. Hermes AP

    21. Microwave Cabling Guide

    22. Microwave Connector Reference

    23. Antenna Guide

    24. Client Capability Reference Chart

    25. Pigtails

    26. 802.11 Hardware Suppliers

    27. Home-Brew Power over Ethernet

    28. Cheap but Effective Roof Mounts

  5. Chapter 5 Do-It-Yourself Antennas

    1. Hacks #70-79

    2. Deep Dish Cylindrical Parabolic Reflector

    3. “Spider” Omni

    4. Pringles Can Waveguide

    5. Pirouette Can Waveguide

    6. Primestar Dish with Waveguide Feed

    7. BiQuad Feed for Primestar Dish

    8. Cut Cable Omni Antenna

    9. Slotted Waveguides

    10. The Passive Repeater

    11. Determining Antenna Gain

  6. Chapter 6 Long Distance Links

    1. Hacks #80-85

    2. Establishing Line of Sight

    3. Calculating the Link Budget

    4. Aligning Antennas at Long Distances

    5. Slow Down to Speed Up

    6. Taking Advantage of Antenna Polarization

    7. Map the Wireless Landscape with NoCat Maps

  7. Chapter 7 Wireless Security

    1. Hacks #86-100

    2. Making the Best of WEP

    3. Dispel the Myth of Wireless Security

    4. Cracking WEP with AirSnort: The Easy Way

    5. NoCatAuth Captive Portal

    6. NoCatSplash and Cheshire

    7. Squid Proxy over SSH

    8. SSH SOCKS 4 Proxy

    9. Forwarding Ports over SSH

    10. Quick Logins with SSH Client Keys

    11. “Turbo-Mode” SSH Logins

    12. OpenSSH on Windows Using Cygwin

    13. Location Support for Tunnels in OS X

    14. Using vtun over SSH

    15. Automatic vtund.conf Generator

    16. Tracking Wireless Users with arpwatch

  1. Appendix Deep Dish Parabolic Reflector Template

  2. Colophon