Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi Wireless Networking by Harold Davis

By Harold Davis

Absolute Beginner's advisor to Wi-Fi is a publication for rookies who are looking to sign up for the wireless revolution. utilizing easy-to-understand language, this ebook teaches you all you must learn about wireless, from identifying the wireless process that's good for you to including a wireless card and similar software program to discovering hotspots and entry issues. With assistance from this ebook, it is possible for you to to configure a house community and percentage net connections speedy and simply. additionally, the ebook covers all vital defense matters in order that a consumer is much less uncovered to threats, in addition to the dos and don'ts of touring with a wireless enabled laptop.

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Ergonomics are important. Buy a model with a screen you like to look at, and a keyboard and other input devices that are comfortable for you to use. • Forget about cute. This is a computer, not a fashion accessory. Don't buy a computer because you like its color or shape. < Day Day Up > < Day Day Up > Part II: Setting Up Your Computer for Wi-Fi 59 60 Part II: Setting Up Your Computer for Wi-Fi To Mac or Not To Mac? It's not part of my intention here to get into religious wars. People take the question of whether to buy an Apple Macintosh or a Microsoft Windows machine with great fervor.

You don't have a laptop that works with Wi-Fi. This chapter assumes that you are getting ready to go out and buy a Wi-Fi mobile computer. ") You'll learn about the most important considerations when buying a mobile computer, things to look out for, what's really important, and the best places to buy your computer. By the way, in this chapter, I am using the terms "mobile computer," "laptop computer,"and "notebook computer" to mean exactly the same thing. < Day Day Up > < Day Day Up > Part II: Setting Up Your Computer for Wi-Fi 53 54 Part II: Setting Up Your Computer for Wi-Fi Getting to Know Your Future Wi-Fi Laptop Laptops work in pretty much the same way as full-sized desktop computers they just come in a smaller package.

These days, even lower-end hubs tend to have some intelligence built-in, and are called switches. 4 shows an inexpensive switch in use as a simple hub. 4. An inexpensive hub/switch in use. [View full size image] Routers A router sits between one network and another. If you are interested in setting up a small home or office network, you are likely to use a router to connect the Internet (the largest network of all) with your small network. Let's suppose you have a cable modem, or a DSL modem, connected to the Internet at your home.

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