Wireless Hacking: Projects For Wi-fi Enthusiasts: Cut The Cord And Discover The World Of Wireless…

Other | October 29, 2004

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Sales of wireless LANs to home users and small businesses will soar this year, with products using IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) technology leading the way, according to a report by Cahners research. Worldwide, consumers will buy 7.3 million wireless LAN nodes--which include client and network hub devices--up from about 4 million last year. This third book in the "HACKING" series from Syngress is written by the SoCalFreeNet Wireless Users Group and will cover 802.11a/b/g ("Wi-Fi") projects teaching these millions of Wi-Fi users how to "mod" and "hack" Wi-Fi access points, network cards, and antennas to run various Linux distributions and create robust Wi-Fi networks.

Cahners predicts that wireless LANs next year will gain on Ethernet as the most popular home network technology. Consumers will hook up 10.9 million Ethernet nodes and 7.3 million wireless out of a total of 14.4 million home LAN nodes shipped. This book will show Wi-Fi enthusiasts and consumers of Wi-Fi LANs who want to modify their Wi-Fi hardware how to build and deploy "homebrew" Wi-Fi networks, both large and small.

  • Wireless LANs next year will gain on Ethernet as the most popular home network technology. Consumers will hook up 10.9 million Ethernet nodes and 7.3 million wireless clients out of a total of 14.4 million home LAN nodes shipped.
  • This book will use a series of detailed, inter-related projects to teach readers how to modify their Wi-Fi hardware to increase power and performance to match that of far more expensive enterprise networking products. Also features hacks to allow mobile laptop users to actively seek wireless connections everywhere they go!
  • The authors are all members of the San Diego Wireless Users Group, which is famous for building some of the most innovative and powerful "home brew" Wi-Fi networks in the world.

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Sales of wireless LANs to home users and small businesses will soar this year, with products using IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) technology leading the way, according to a report by Cahners research. Worldwide, consumers will buy 7.3 million wireless LAN nodes--which include client and network hub devices--up from about 4 million last year. This...

Format:OtherDimensions:416 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:October 29, 2004Publisher:Syngress PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080481787

ISBN - 13:9780080481784

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Wireless Hacking

Chapter 1: A Brief Overview of the Wireless World

Chapter 2: SoCalFreeNet.org: Building Large Scale Community Wireless Networks

Chapter 3: Securing Our Wireless Community

Part II: Hacking Projects

Chapter 4: Wireless Access Points

Chapter 5: Wireless Client Access Devices

Part III: Software Projects

Chapter 6: Wireless Operating Systems

Chapter 7: Monitoring Your Network

Chapter 8: Low-Cost Commercial Options

Chapter 9: Mesh Networking

Part IV: Antennas and Outdoor Enclosure Projects

Chapter 10: Antennas

Chapter 11: Building Outdoor Enclosures and Antenna Masts

Chapter 12: Solar-Powered Access Points and Repeaters

Appendix A: Wireless 802.11 Hacks

Index