Author(s): Daniel D. Briere
Get hooked up without getting tangled up in cords, wires, cables or techno mumbo. With "Wireless Home Networking For Dummies", you can go wireless without going mad. It shows you how to plan, install, secure, and use a wireless home network for PCs or Macs. See how easy it is to share your Internet connection, files, folders, printers, and other peripherals. Put your gaming console on your wireless network and play multiuser computer games - even online. With lots of helpful diagrams, screen shots, and step by step instructions, this guide: gives you the info you need to make wise wireless buying and connecting decisions; covers the latest security issues and hardware as well as today's wireless standards, including Wi Fi/802.11 (a, b, g, e, and i), Bluetooth, UWB (Universal Wide Band), WiMAX, and ZigBee; tells you how to use an inexpensive networking kit to connect your gaming console to a broadband Internet connection and speed up your commands; that's often a matter of virtual life and death; discusses alternatives to wireless networking, including Bluetooth, HPNA, and Home Plug; and, learn how to network your entertainment center for all kinds of options.
Danny Briere founded TeleChoice, Inc., a telecommunications consulting company, in 1985 and now serves as CEO of the company. Widely known throughout the telecommunications and networking industry, Danny has written more than 1,000 articles about telecommunications topics and has authored or edited eight books, including Internet Telephony For Dummies, Smart Homes For Dummies, 2nd Edition, HDTV For Dummies, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 PC For Dummies, Wireless Network Hacks & Mods For Dummies, and Home Theater For Dummies (all published by Wiley Publishing, Inc.). He is frequently quoted by leading publications on telecommunications and technology topics and can often be seen on major TV networks providing analysis on the latest communications news and breakthroughs. Danny lives in Mansfield Center, Connecticut, with his wife and four children. Pat Hurley is director of research with TeleChoice, Inc., specializing in emerging telecommunications technologies, including all the latest access and home technologies: wireless LANs, DSL, cable modems, satellite services, and home networking services. Pat frequently consults with the leading telecommunications carriers, equipment vendors, consumer goods manufacturers, and other players in the telecommunications and consumer electronics industries. Pat is the co-author of Internet Telephony For Dummies, Smart Homes For Dummies, 2nd Edition, HDTV For Dummies, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 PC For Dummies, Wireless Network Hacks & Mods For Dummies, and Home Theater For Dummies (all published by Wiley). He lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, beautiful daughter, and two smelly and unruly dogs. Edward Ferris is a consultant and manager of information systems with TeleChoice, Inc., specializing in wired and wireless networking and security technologies, including all the latest VoIP technologies: SIP, vPBX, Hybrid PBX, QoS, and packet labeling and switching. Ed frequently consults with companies looking to tighten information security and expand network operations. He has written many training and technology manuals for corporate use and has created custom training materials and seminars for numerous applications and business processes. He lives in Norwood, Massachusetts, with his wife and three children.
Introduction.Part I: Wireless Networking Fundamentals.Chapter 1: Introducing Wireless Home Networking.Chapter 2: From a to g and b-yond.Chapter 3: Bluetooth, HPNA, and HomePlug.Part II: Making Plans.Chapter 4: Planning a Wireless Home Network.Chapter 5: Choosing Wireless Home Networking Equipment.Part III: Installing a Wireless Network.Chapter 6: Installing Wireless Access Points in Windows.Chapter 7: Setting Up Your Windows PCs for Wireless Networking.Chapter 8: Setting Up a Wireless Mac Network.Chapter 9: Setting Up Internet Sharing.Chapter 10: Securing Your Wireless Home Network.Part IV: Using a Wireless Network.Chapter 11: Putting Your Wireless Home Network to Work.Chapter 12: Gaming Over a Wireless Home Network.Chapter 13: Networking Your Entertainment Center.Chapter 14: Other Cool Things You Can Network.Chapter 15: Using a Bluetooth Network.Chapter 16: Going Wireless Away from Home.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 17: Ten FAQs about Wireless Home Networks.Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Troubleshoot Wireless LAN Performance.Chapter 19: More Than Ten Devices to Connect to Your Wireless Network in the Future.Chapter 20: Top Ten Sources for More Information.Index.