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Wireless networks for dummies

Author: Barry Lewis; Peter T Davis
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., ©2004.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From planning the acquisition of a wireless network through implementation, learn how to perform a site survey and explore issues such as the right standard, mode, access point, channel and antenna, as well as how to install clients and setup roaming.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Lewis; Peter T Davis
ISBN: 0764575252 9780764575259
OCLC Number: 56827750
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 388 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Planning and Acquiring Your Network --
Removing the Tethers: Entering the Wireless World --
Understanding the Risks and Rewards of Going Wireless --
Applications of Wireless Networks --
Sorting Out the Nets: Do I Need a WPAN, WLAN, or WMAN? --
Using Wireless Networks --
Turning a Notion into a Network --
Convergence of Wireless Technologies --
What Will the Future Hold? --
If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail --
Evaluating Your Wireless Needs --
Preparing for a Site Survey --
Using Site Survey Equipment to Get It Right --
Doing That Site Survey --
Describing Your Final Plan in a Site Survey Report --
Matching Wireless Technologies to Your Plan --
Choosing the Right Networking Hardware --
Are You Being Served? IBSS, BSS, and ESS --
Selecting the Wireless Mode --
Gearing Up to Send and Receive Signals --
Understanding and Using Layer 2 and 3 Concepts --
Implementing Your Wireless Network --
Getting a Quick Start with Wireless Personal Area Networks --
Understanding IrDA --
Understanding Bluetooth --
IrDA and Bluetooth Comparison --
Moving On to a Wireless LAN: Your Wireless Access Point --
Parts Is Parts --
Do You Have Them All? --
Connecting and Configuring Your Access Point --
Initial Setup and Testing --
Turning Off the Defaults --
Testing the Signal --
Connecting Your Clients --
Adding Hardware to the PC --
Installing the Wireless Hardware --
Configuring the Client's Operating System --
Making Sure the Connection Works --
Building the Multi-Zone Network --
Roaming Around with a Wireless Machine --
Load Balancing --
Are All Zones Used Equally? --
Using Wireless on the Road to Connect to the Office --
Spontaneous Communities: Ad Hoc Networks --
Wi-Fi Warriors on the Road --
E-Mailing Wirelessly with Microsoft Exchange --
Wireless Hot Spots: What's New Around the World? --
Using Your Network Securely --
Considering a Deadbolt: Understanding the Risks of Wireless Networks --
Risks to the Network --
Risks to Your Users --
Risks to Your Data --
Designing a Secure Network --
Security as a Cost of Doing Business --
Developing a Security Architecture --
Developing a Wireless Security Policy --
Developing Wireless Security Standards --
Developing Wireless Security Best Practices --
Managing Your Wireless Security Policy --
Designing a Secure Network --
Performing a Risk Analysis --
Maintaining Network Security --
Understanding Security Mechanisms --
Three States of Authentication --
Protecting Privacy --
Protecting Message Integrity --
Filtering the Chaff --
Using Encryption --
Protecting WEP Keys --
Using Port Authentication --
Secure Wireless Access with Virtual Private Networking --
Secure Access with a VPN --
Deploying VPNs in WLANs --
Various Other Methods for Secure Access --
Who Is Doing the Talking? --
Keeping Your Network on the Air --
Administration and Troubleshooting --
Problems with Keeping on the Air --
Troubleshooting Redux --
Am I in Your Fresnel Zone? --
Multipath Interference --
You Can't Go That Far: Free Space Loss --
Contention-Free Frames --
Hidden Node --
So Where Is It? --
Managing Power --
Bridging Networks to Manage Coverage --
Using That Site Survey --
Bridges and Switches and Routers, Oh My! --
Understanding Wireless Bridges --
Wireless Workgroup Bridge --
Going to the Movies: A Bridge Too Far? --
Building Hardware Bridges --
Bridging the Gap: Getting Started --
Troubleshooting Your Bridged Network --
Building Network Bridges in Windows XP --
Using Wireless Switches --
Dealing with Network Throughput Issues --
Watching Traffic --
Monitoring the Network for Trouble Spots --
It's Ten O'Clock: Do You Know Where Your Access Points Are? --
Discovering the Extent of Your Wireless Network --
Detecting Wireless Intrusion --
Incident Response and Handling --
Auditing Activities --
Ten Administrator Tools and What They Do --
Using Ethereal to Look at Traffic --
Stumbling on Networks with NetStumbler --
With Luck, You Can Find Networks with Kismet --
Surfing for Networks with Wellenreiter --
Using AirSnort to Obtain WEP Keys --
Rooting Around with THC-RUT --
Cracking Encryption with WEPCrack --
Getting a MAC Address --
Creating Sham Access Points with FakeAP --
Let's Sneak a Peek with AiroPeek, Shall We? --
Top Ten Ways to Secure Your Network --
Using the Highest Level of Encryption --
Changing the Default SSID --
Looking for Rogue WAPs --
Disabling Ad Hoc Mode --
Disabling SNMP or Select Strong String --
Turning Down the Power --
Securing WAPs with a Subnet and a Firewall --
Using a WIDS --
Disabling Wired Access from Public Areas --
Hardening the Access Point and Clients --
Ten Ways Wireless Is Used in Business --
Attending Meetings with Tablet PCs --
Getting Your E-mail As You Wander the Building --
Getting Corporate Access in the Lunchroom --
Setting Up Wireless Conference Rooms --
Querying Your Corporate Database --
Keeping in Touch at the Airport --
Maintaining a Presence While Having Coffee --
Using Bluetooth Phones in Your Car --
Accessing a Wireless Network in Your Hotel --
Using the Phone to Check Your Stocks --
Industry Trade Associations --
Government Organizations --
International Standards Organizations --
Wireless-Related Organizations and Associations --
Local Wireless Groups --
Other Industry Associations --
Wireless Standards --
802.1x --
802.11 --
802.11a --
802.11b --
802.11c --
802.11d --
802.11e --
802.11f --
802.11g --
802.11h --
802.11i --
802.11j --
802.11k --
802.11n --
802.15 --
802.16 --
The Fundamentals of Radio Frequency --
Behavior of Radio Waves --
RF Units of Measure --
RF Mathematics.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Barry Lewis and Peter T. Davis.
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From planning the acquisition of a wireless network through implementation, learn how to perform a site survey and explore issues such as the right standard, mode, access point, channel and antenna, as well as how to install clients and setup roaming.

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