New release: The Book of Wireless

Wireless networking is ubiquitous, but how many people really know how it works, or what to do when it doesn’t? You plug in the router and your home network is set up, right? Well, not exactly. To give new and current users the background, knowledge, and technical savvy that they need to successfully make the most of wireless, No Starch Press is releasing The Book of Wireless, 2nd Edition.

Following an in-depth look at how wireless networks work, this title discusses hardware, setting up a home or office network and Wi-Fi clients for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Unix. And no Wi-Fi book would be complete without thorough coverage of security risks and the latest techniques for protecting your network, computer, and private data.

Readers learn how to:

  • Select and configure hardware and software for Wi-Fi networks
  • Secure your network using WPA encryption or a virtual private network{VPN)
  • Discover open networks and maintain privacy while surfing in public
  • Use VoIP over wireless to talk on the phone for next to nothing
  • Evaluate wireless data services based on cost, speed, and coverage
  • Extend their network to give their neighbors free wireless
  • Use broadband wireless and Wi-Fi with smartphones

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