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The Book of Wi-Fi
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1 16634 01-16-2005
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100% of reviewers $50.00 7.0

Description: The book covers the 802.11b wireless networking standard, explaining the protocol and its implementation.
Keywords: Wireless wifi wi-fi 802.11 networking
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 188641145X

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Old 01-16-2005, 11:51 PM   #1
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $50.00 | Rating: 7

Pros: Covers lots of information pertaining to wireless networking
Cons: Lack of detailed coverage of emerging wireless standards

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.


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