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This is my second book I bought from this publisher and I felt it was a pretty solid book. After jumping on the wireless bandwagon, I wanted to mess with all those features found in my wireless router and understand what I'm doing. This book helped me to do that. Although theres no 'real' coverage in it about the emerging standards such as 802.11g and newer protocols, I learned enough from this book that I can google selected topics on the newer protocols and find the info that I need. The author John Ross explains how wireless communication works, from the packet layer up and although the book can get a little technical at times, its a book you can read at bedtime and dont need a computer for. He talks about securing your access points, using sniffer tools to find wireless networks, choosing best places to set up access points, and covers wireless networking in Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac's and PDA's.
Product Details: "The Book of Wi-Fi" by lowpro2k3 - posted: 01-16-2005 - Rating: 7.00
Last Review by lowpro2k3 - posted: 01-16-2005 10:41 PM
I disagree with the above poster about his comment saying "an excellent book for readers of any level". If you have never programmed before, GOOD LUCK learning from this book. Once you understand the concepts of looping, selection structures, basic file I/O, functions, etc... feel free to come back to this work of art and learn the beautifully tight language of C, but I don't feel this is a good book for beginners at all. Thats just my opinion, I think a beginner would get frustrated and give up (but it obviously depends on the person). Its like entirely learning Linux from man and info pages, it *CAN* be done but there are better, more efficient paths to take.
Product Details: "The C Programming Language - Second Edition" by kesara - posted: 01-16-2005 - Rating: 9.13