Everything you need to know to design, build, protect, and extend a Wi-Fi wireless network!
You don’t have to knock holes in your walls to network your computers and share your family’s Internet connection. Wi-Fi connects computers, printers, video cameras and game consoles into a fast Ethernet network via microwaves. In this book, legendary tech teacher, wireless expert, and best-selling author Jeff Duntemann explains how to make Wi-Fi work for you. It’s easy to design, build, test, and troubleshoot your network, and then implement simple security measures that will make the drive-by-hackers give up and haunt someone else’s network instead. You, too, can extend the range of your Wi-Fi network by a factor of 10 by Jeff’s insider techniques and objects as simple as a spaghetti sauce can. With two cans, you can link networks blocks apart. (No string—or wires—required). As Jeff would put it: “Ladies and gentlemen, network cables have left the building!”
In this book you will learn:
- Wired and wireless network basics
- Wi-Fi network design and implementation
- All about Wired Equivalent Privacy and wireless security
- Construction of Wi-Fi gain antennas
- How to bridge Wi-Fi networks across distances
- Ethical wardriving and wardriving data analysis
About the Author
Jeff Duntemann is an author, editor, programmer, lecturer, and technology columnist, with over a dozen books under his belt, including the best-selling Assembly Language Step-by-Step and Delphi Programming Explorer, Jeff is the former editor-in-chief of PC Techniques Magazine and Visual Developer. He has a strong background in electronics, and holds ham radio callsign K7JPD.