Hotspot Networks: Wi-Fi for Public Access Locations The Hotspots Revolution Hotspots: killer app of 802.11. That's what the media say. These open-to-the-public wireless networks, showing up in hotels, airports, Starbucks, and even parks, have captured a lot of headlines. TheSeattle Times calls hotspots the guerrilla revolution of wireless computing. ABC-TV news says hotpots threaten major carriers' cell networks. If you want to investigate this revolution, Hotspot Networks provides the technical support. Need-to-know information on a fast-emerging technology from one of the top voices in networking-;that's what this detailed guide for network engineers and developers gives you. With Hotspot Networks,you can position yourself to promote, design, configure, implement, or develop service applications in a hot new market.With in-depth advice, Dan Minoli helps you-- * Deliver wireless Internet and telecom that's 40 times faster and one-tenth the cost of conventional networks * Get up to speed quickly on enabling technologies, components, and design options * Hear the lowdown on key players and products on trackto market * Build the background you need in WiFi * Steer around technicalobstacles that tripped others up * Overcome operating glitches * Rate startups vs. established providers First-to-market-;this book captures thelead in technical coverage of hotspot networks, so you can take the lead in delivering wireless Internet and voice.