Item description for Jeff Duntemann's Wi-Fi Guide, Second Edition by Jeff Duntemann...
Overview Introduces wireless network design and development, covering topics including interface cards, access points, ISPs, security, and amplifiers, from point of purchase to installation.
The first edition of this book has quickly become the best-selling guide for Wi-Fi users around the world. Master technical author, Jeff Duntemann, makes tangled Wi-Fi technological issues very comprehensible. Jeff explains the blizzard of Wi-Fi concepts and standards, including the new 802.11g, the complex and fluky security issues, and shows users how to protect themselves from both obvious and non-obvious threats. He also covers the human element in the Wi-Fi movement, including hacker threats and Wi-Fi communities. Jeff's coverage of wardriving has been highly praised by many Wi-Fi experts and the top Wi-Fi Web sites. Many technical drawings clarify difficult concepts, with abundant Web pointers to further information. The book features numerous hands-on projects that can dramatically increase the performance of home and small business Wi-Fi systems. Some of the important and new topics covered in the book include: Money-saving Wi-Fi network design and implementation techniquesWi-Fi communitiesAccess points and gatewaysSecurity and privacyWireless security auditing with WarLinux and KismetThe art of wardrivingHow to create powerful low-cost antennasHow to protect yourself against clever hackers
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JEFF DUNTEMANN is the Editor-in-Chief of Visual Developer magazine, former editor of Turbo Technix and PC Techniques, the "Structured Programming"columnist for Dr. Dobb's Journal, and has written and edited more than twenty programming books.
Jeff Duntemann currently resides in Cave Creek, in the state of Arizona.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jeff Duntemann's Wi-Fi Guide, Second Edition?
Best overall Wi-Fi Guide written..... Apr 11, 2007
Bold statement, I know, but in my opinion Jeff has done what many have not been able to do in the past; develop a guide that is both easy to follow and very complete. I would not hesitate to recommend this guide to my IT guys as well as someone looking to learn about Wi-Fi that may not even know where to start. Both would find this guide book the most valuable book on their shelf.
Masterful Jan 12, 2006
One of the most comprehensive guides I've found to date. Easy to follow with excellent detail, offering explanations for various methods. A bright light for Wi-Fi instruction, it's an extraordinary volume. Both the novice and expert alike, would certainly find benefit from it well structured format.
Very Useful Book Sep 1, 2005
Jeff has put together a extremely useful guide to wireless networking. It is well organized, allowing quick access to specific topics, and broad enough to cover most relevant issues for smaller (and maybe some medium sized) networks. He wisely discusses that which is truly important, avoiding complexity when it is not needed. There is a considerable amount of practical advice, product information and helpful hints regarding installation, setup and security. This is not likely very usable for a novice, but would be helpful for anyone who has at minimum a basic understanding of networks.
One of the best Wi-Fi guides One of the best Wi-Fi guides Sep 26, 2004
It's a toss-up for me between this book and O'Rielly's "Wi-Fi Hacks" book. Both books have up-to-date, well written content. The Hacks books is organized more aggressively into a set form that may or may not appeal to you. This book has a more traditional topic based organization.
Topics include antenna coverage and construction, operating system information and coverage of the different types of Wi-Fi security that are available.
I recommend this book for anyone serious about building their own Wi-Fi networks. I don't recommend this book, or O'Reilly Hacks, for someone just looking for how to get their computer on a wireless network. For that I would recommend a book specific to their operating system.
A "must-read" for Wi-Fi networking Aug 29, 2004
Whether you're a newbie or a WiFi master, this book has something for you. Jeff does a great job of taking the subject of Wi-Fi networking and breaking it down into basic, easy to understand elements. This book is a `must-read' for anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of the Wi-Fi world.