Build Your Own Wireless LAN (with Projects): With Projects! by James TruloveBuild Your Own Wireless LAN (with Projects): With Projects! by James Trulove

Build Your Own Wireless LAN (with Projects): With Projects!

byJames Trulove

Paperback | May 29, 2002

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Introducing wireless LANs, the fastest way to network computers! Whether you are connecting your laptop PC to the Internet or building a sophisticated wireless LAN for your company, this comprehensive guide willgive you the information you need to make your design a success! In progressive steps, you will move from learning the fundamentals of WLAN technology to working on increasingly complex wireless projects. You will learn how to build and use wireless LANs for home, office, business, and campus and Internet access. BUILD YOUR OWN WIRELESS NETWORK: * Shows you how to design, install, and configure IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs at data rates of 11 - 54 Mbps, and higher! * Explains how radio-frequency operation works * Gets to the bottom of IEEE 802.11, 802.11a, 802.11b, and802.11g * Discusses WLAN operation with Bluetooth or HomeRF * Makes you familiar with wireless network interface cards, access points, antennas, cabling, and amplifiers * Supplies details on operating WLANs with PCs, cell phones, and PDAs * Includes information on integrating your WLAN withcomplete home automation systems YOU'LL ALSO LEARN HOW TO: * Provide authentication, access, security, encryption, routing, and firewalling forWLANs * Extend the range of your WLAN coverage using directional antennas * Perform field measurements to verify coverage * Manage potential sourcesof interference and noise * Install point-to-point and point-to-multipointbridge links * Interface your WLAN to high-speed DSL and Cable Modem access lines Here's your complete guide to connecting PCs and PDAs wirelessly for an entire building or just to surf the Internet from your easy chair!
JAMES TRULOVE is a networking consultant and author with over 25 years of experience with networking companies, including Alteon Web Systems, Nortel Networks, Lucent Technology, Cisco, Motorola, and Intel. In his consulting work, he designs and installs wired and wireless LANs for corporate clients, and advises clients on network and I...
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Title:Build Your Own Wireless LAN (with Projects): With Projects!Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.06 × 7.3 × 1 inPublished:May 29, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill (Health Professions Division)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071380450

ISBN - 13:9780071380454

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1:
Wireless Revolution

Chapter 2:
Wireless LAN Basics

Chapter 3:
Wireless Internet in Every Room

Chapter 4:
Home Office and Small Office Wireless LANs

Chapter 5:
Virtual Office from Your Easy Chair

Chapter 6:
Wireless LAN Security

Chapter 7:
The High-tech Home

Chapter 8:
Wireless Office and Campus LANs

Chapter 9:
Traveling Wirelessly

Chapter 10:
Internet-enabled Cellular Phones and PDA's

Appendix

Index

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Ideal for professionals and non-techies alike, this self-tutoring guide provides a painless way to learn wireless LAN design and development with off-the-shelf products. It includes a complete deployment plan for simple wireless networks, projects built with just a WaveLAN card and ethernet connection. The guide also shows how to tune networks with the latest range-enhancement and interference-minimization techniques.