Repeaters can range from less than a half watt to that full 3 watts of power. Some really old gear is not upgradeable. When you connect the computers in your house through a network, you can share files, printers, scanners, and high-speed Internet connections between them. Widely known throughout the telecommunications and networking industry, Danny has written more than one thousand articles about telecommunications topics and has authored or edited nine books, including Internet Telephony For Dummies, Smart Homes For Dummies, Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, and Home Theater For Dummies. It may also not work across vendors.
This network model works the same for a satellite or fiber-optic connection. If you need better coverage, you can just add another access point — we show you how in Chapter 18 — or you can upgrade an older wireless network to a newer technology, such as 802. If you have trouble determining any symbol, please call Wiley Product Technical Support at 800-762-2974. Although it can be fun, too! We talk about security protocols and standards for Wi-Fi networks in this chapter at a very general level. And hey, this is our book! The forthcoming WiMax wireless broadband protocol check out www. Signal strength can be measured in one of several ways, the most common being dBm or decibel milliwatts.
This is faster than the Internet connections in most homes, but not really fast enough to handle bandwidth-intensive network applications such as music and video. For now, we can only wait in anticipation. Some companies operate their own hot spots and also aggregate, for example. File servers focused on storing audio and video files are often called media servers. There are also some daunting issues you need to account for — like lightning protection — when installing the pickup antenna that a cellular repeater requires. So, wireless is here to stay and is critical for any future-proofed home. We think that most hospitality and retail hot spots — particularly those found in hotels — will eventually be free.
Looking at directional antennas A large variety of directional antennas are on the market, built for a range of different functions. Most networks respond to these probe requests, but not all do. Chapter 1 Wireless Inside Everything! Modem types Your wireless network helps you distribute information throughout the home. Chapter 10: Staying Safe on Any Wireless Network Figure 10-1: Setting up secure mail checking. Some fool will think that it would be funny to build a virus to slam on your brakes when you are cruising down the highway, or to lock the steering wheel.
We discuss this in Chapter 5. You may also receive a download link for client software that acts as the 802. Telephone companies got off to a slightly slow start compared to their competitors at the cable companies and are trying to make up ground with lower prices and good bundling deals. Salable: More and more home buyers are not only looking for well-wired homes but also discounting homes without the infrastructure. Then we discuss how you can expand and extend your network by using antennas, signal boosters, repeaters, and more. Sniffing packets refers to the act of listening in on a network connection and reading the data as it goes over the network.
So after reading this book, you will still need to do some further research to find specifically what works for you. Though they also point out less expensive options particularly if you are working with older equipment and a smaller budget. This user-friendly, plain-English guide delivers all of the tips, tricks, and knowledge you need to plan your wireless home network, evaluate and select the equipment that will work best for you, install and configure your wireless network, and much more. This fun and friendly guide shows you how to integrate your iPhone, iPod touch, smartphone, or gaming system into your home network. Even if you already have a broadband connection, you should at least skim this chapter because new options and packages are coming out all the time. This software provides users with a directory of hot spots, and also configures computers to access the network.
The purpose of this comparison is to determine whether the other host is on the same local network. Try a patch antenna or even a Yagi. People with the right equipment can sit next to you while you work and read information as you transmit it from your machine. See if a sector antenna helps. Veteran authors escort you through the various financial and logisitical considerations that you need to take into account before building a wireless network at home. This keeps the e-mails you send back and forth from a hot spot secure. Savoir Faire, Wi-Fi is everywhere! Typical cable modem connections offer speeds of 5 Mbps downstream, and somewhere between 128 Kbps and 1 Mbps upstream.
He may even steal more of your personal information by serving up other fake Web sites or simply copying everything you send and receive over the network. Books prices are provided by the merchants and MyShopping assumes no responsibility for accuracy of price information. Take into account the new removable and storable seats when picking your spot. Although we are wireless enthusiasts to the bitter end, we acknowledge that wired networks are cheaper, faster, and safer than wireless. This is often defined as a ratio of the inbound demand to the outbound supply, such as 20:1. Now you can hook up the cables as shown in Figure 11-3: a. Not just still action shots, but true color video where and when you want it.
This means that signals in channel 1 are actually using some of the same radio frequencies as channels 2, 3, 4, and even 5. The net result is a much greater amount of data being sent across the wireless network — five times as much data can be sent simultaneously across an 802. The repeater receives data from the main base station and relays the data to the wireless clients associated to the repeater station and vice versa for data coming from the clients. That will probably come sooner or later from the car manufacturers. What this means, in plain English, is that you have a certain amount of transmission power. Click the Change Advanced Settings link.
Anything you learn about Wi-Fi connectors most likely will not ever help you again in your life. Wayport has more than 7,000 hot spots along with wired broadband connections in hotel rooms and Laptop Lane venues in airports. A lot of small developments, municipalities, and telephone companies throughout the U. The manufacturers want to sell a lot of phones, so they design neat new features, but they have to do what their customers the phone companies want them to do. Connect the power supply cable. In the wireless world, this means that the data is sent across the airwaves in a series of wellseparated frequency modulations that, in essence, can be jam-packed into the airwaves but still distinct enough to be demodulated at the far end.