Keep in touch with the office or the grandkids
Set up your laptop or PDA, find hot spots, and keep your stuff safe
Whether you're on the road earning a living or satisfying your urge to roam, this book will help you stay connected to the rest of the world. Here's how to choose equipment and services, protect your data, manage an office on your laptop, enjoy movies and music, and even save on phone calls with VoIP.
Discover how to
- Choose the equipment that meets your needs
- Set up laptops and antennas
- Find hotspots easily
- Turn your cell phone into a modem
- Connect remotely to your home PC
- Secure your data and your laptop
There are, quite literally, millions of books — and they collectively contain more information than any one person could ever hope to comprehend. Just for the sake of argument, though, let’s say you had, in fact, both read and comprehended all that information. . . . So what? Knowledge is only half the battle. At some point in time, for knowledge to be an asset, you’ve got to get up out of your chair, walk out of the classroom, and actually do something with that information.
Among this book’s goals is a dual purpose: (1) providing you with both the information you need about the whys and wherefores of making a wireless Internet connection in an over-the-road environment, and (2) showing you some ways you can use that knowledge to meet specific Wi-Fi needs in the real world.
By the way, this book does make reference to a lot of Wi-Fi paraphernalia — including hardware, software, and services that can make your over-the-road lifestyle easier, better, or more fun (at least where computers or electronics are concerned). But don’t think you absolutely must have everything all at once. I recognize that everyone’s needs and desires are different; you might need or want some items now, some later, and some never. I offer all these marvels for your consideration — and I do my best to provide enough information so you can decide whether any product, program, or service deserves a place in your Internet toolbox. About the Author E. Phil Haley
has been a dispatcher, an OTR driver, and a trucking company general manager. Now he helps truckers connect with technology through his Web site, www.thecybertruckstop.com.