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Teach yourself visually wireless networking

Author: Todd W Carter; Paul Whitehead
Publisher: Mississauga, Ont. : MaranGraphics ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, ©2004.
Series: Visual read less, learn more.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A comprehensive visual guide to setting up, configuring, using and maintaining a wireless network for small offices and homes, this book helps answer readers' questions about wireless networking,  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Todd W Carter; Paul Whitehead
ISBN: 076454134X 9780764541346
OCLC Number: 61161032
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 287 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1:Introducing Wireless Networks. Introduction to Wireless Networks. What Is a Network? Benefits of Wireless Networking. Disadvantages of Wireless Networking. Types of Wireless Technology. Applications for Wireless Networks. Review System Requirements. Consider Your Networking Requirements. Discover Wireless Standards. Discover Network Configurations. Introduction to Wireless Security. Discover Networking Speeds. Estimate Coverage Range. Chapter 2: Setting Up Wireless Network Hardware. Installation Issues. Choose Wireless Hardware. Broadband Modems. Network Bridges. Residential Gateways. Access Points. Set Up a Wireless Gateway. Set Up an Access Point. Download Firmware. Upgrade Firmware. Introduction to DHCP. Chapter 3: Installing Wireless Hardware. Installation Issues. Wireless Adapters. Using Wireless Adapters. Install a Network Adapter. Using Network Adapter Utilities. Confirm Driver Installation. Troubleshooting a Network Adapter. Chapter 4: Configuring Wireless Networks. Windows XP Overview. View Available Networks. Configure an Available Network. Add a Preferred Network. Remove a Preferred Network. Move a Preferred Network. View Signal Strength. Confirm Zero Configuration Is On. Disable Automatic Configuration. Enable Automatic Configuration. Create a Wireless Bridge. Troubleshoot a Windows XP Wireless Network. Chapter 5: Creating Computer--to--Computer Networks. Computer--to--Computer Considerations. Computer--to--Computer versus Infrastructure Networks. Configure Host PC. Configure Client PC. Enable Internet Sharing. Install Internet Connection Firewall. Troubleshooting Computer--to--Computer Networks. Chapter 6: Working on Wireless Networks. Wireless Network Service and Resources. Connect to a Wireless Network. Browse a Network. Share a Folder. Monitor Shared Folders. Assign a Letter to a Network Folder. Add a Network Printer. Chapter 7: Administering Wireless Networks. Establish User Accounts. Add a User Account. Delete a User. Assign a User Password. Activate a Guest Account. Change a Workgroup Name. Share Information on a Wireless Network. Share a Printer on a Wireless Network. Chapter 8: Securing Wireless Networks. Network Security. Benefits of Security. Disadvantages of Security. Threats to Network Data. Enable WEP Encryption. Change a Network Name. Manage a Hardware Access List. Enable Port Forwarding. Install a ZoneAlarm Firewall. Configure ZoneAlarm. Chapter 9: Connecting on the Road. Connect Away from Home. Wireless Service Providers. Find Wi--Fi Hotspots. View Available Networks. Chat on a Wi--Fi Network. Set Up a VPN Connection Chapter 10: Connecting with Wireless Devices. Get Familiar with Wireless Devices. Palm Computer. Pocket PC. PDA Wireless Adapters. Pocket PC Synchronization with ActiveSync. Synchronize Information over a Wireless Network. Synchronize Information from a Pocket PC. Configure a Palm PDA. Configure a Print Server. Chapter 11: Improving Network Performance. Factors Affecting Wireless Range. Increase Wireless Range. Monitor Radio Signals. Chapter 12: Troubleshooting a Wireless Network. Troubleshooting Overview. Troubleshoot with the Diagnostics Tool. Renew DHCP Lease with ipconfig. Show Network Connections with netstat. Confirm Connection with pathping.
Series Title: Visual read less, learn more.
Other Titles: Wireless networking
Responsibility: by Todd W. Carter and Paul Whitehead.
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