Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi® Wireless Networking by Harold Davis

By Harold Davis

Absolute Beginner's advisor to wireless is a publication for novices who are looking to sign up for the wireless revolution. utilizing easy-to-understand language, this publication teaches you all you must learn about wireless, from identifying the wireless method that's best for you to including a wireless card and comparable software program to discovering hotspots and entry issues. With assistance from this booklet, it is possible for you to to configure a house community and percentage net connections fast and simply. additionally, the booklet covers all vital defense matters in order that a consumer is much less uncovered to threats, in addition to the dos and don'ts of touring with a wireless enabled machine.

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You can get a good Wi-Fi router for slightly less than $100. The Absolute Minimum Here are the key points to remember from this chapter: 52 Part I: Why Wi-Fi? Part II: Setting Up Your Computer for Wi-Fi 53 • Networks sound complicated, but they are really simple to understand when you realize they are made up of small building blocks that are all more or less the same. • You can create entirely Wi-Fi wireless networks, or add Wi-Fi wireless capabilities to an existing network. • In most cases, you'll want your Wi-Fi network nodes to connect to ordinary DSL or cable modem Internet access.

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