December 28, 2005

Wireless Hacks, Second Edition from O'Reilly

"Wireless Hacks, Second Edition" (O'Reilly) will help readers/developers get the most out of your wireless networking hardware and software. From O'Reilly... The 100 hacks in this book--35 brand new, the rest completely over-hauled or updated--are organized into seven chapters, although each hack stands alone. Whether you're running Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X, you will be able to: -Use Bluetooth, mobile radios and data networks, cellular phones, Wi-Fi hotspots, and GPS to keep you connected anywhere -Make wireless devices do things not originally intended and turn wired devices into wireless ones -Employ practical methods for detecting, analyzing, and monitoring your own wireless networks and those available to the public -Extend the range of your network, making the best use of the available radio spectrum -Design and build your own wireless access points and antennas -Survey and engineer long-distance network links spanning several miles -Understand the security issues of wireless networking and protect yourself from unauthorized access and eavesdropping. See:

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