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Wireless Hacks: Tips & Tools for Building, Extending, and Securing Your Network download epub

by Rob Flickenger


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Rob Flickenger has been a professional systems administrator for more than 10 years, and all around hacker . This book is about getting the most out of your wireless networking hardware and software.

Rob Flickenger has been a professional systems administrator for more than 10 years, and all around hacker for as long as he can remember. Rob enjoys spreading the good word of open networks, open standards, and ubiquitous wireless networking. In this book, you will find practical techniques for extending range, increasing throughput, managing wireless resources, and generally making your wireless networking vision a reality.

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From passive network scanning to aligning long-distance antennas, beefing up wireless network security, and beyond, Wireless Hacks answers real-life networking needs with direct solutions.

From passive network scanning to aligning long-distance antennas, beefing up wireless network security, and beyond, Wireless Hacks answers real-life networking needs with direct solutions. The popularity of wireless networking has grown exponentially over the past few years, despite a general downward trend in the telecommunications industry. More and more computers and users worldwide communicate via radio waves every day, cutting the tethers of the cabled network both at home and at work.

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Wireless Hacks by Roger Weeks, Rob Flickenger (Paperback, 2005). A long time supporter of FreeNetworks and DIY networking, Rob has written three O'Reilly books: Building Wireless Community Networks, Linux Server Hacks, and Wireless Hacks

Wireless Hacks by Roger Weeks, Rob Flickenger (Paperback, 2005). A long time supporter of FreeNetworks and DIY networking, Rob has written three O'Reilly books: Building Wireless Community Networks, Linux Server Hacks, and Wireless Hacks. He often presents ideas and projects at various technology conferences, and enjoys spreading the good word of open networks, open standards, and ubiquitous wireless networking.

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The popularity of wireless networking has grown exponentially over the past few years, despite a general downward trend in the telecommunications industry. Wireless technology changes not only the way we talk to our devices, but also what we ask them to do. With greater flexibility, broader range, and increased mobility, wireless networks let us live, work, and think differently.

The popularity of wireless networking has grown exponentially over the past few years, despite a general downward trend in the telecommunications industry. More and more computers and users worldwide communicate via radio waves every day, cutting the tethers of the cabled network both at home and at work.

Wireless technology changes not only the way we talk to our devices, but also what we ask them to do. With greater flexibility, broader range, and increased mobility, wireless networks let us live, work, and think differently. Wireless networks also open up a vast range of tasty new hack possibilities, from fine-tuning network frequencies to hot-rodding handhelds.

The second edition of Wireless Hacks, co-authored by Rob Flickenger and Roger Weeks, brings readers more of the practical tips and tricks that made the first edition a runaway hit, selling nearly 30,000 copies. Completely revised and updated, this version includes over 30 brand new hacks, major overhauls of over 30 more, and timely adjustments and touchups to dozens of other hacks introduced in the first edition. From passive network scanning to aligning long-distance antennas, beefing up wireless network security, and beyond, Wireless Hacks answers real-life networking needs with direct solutions.

Flickenger and Weeks both have extensive experience in systems and network administration, and share a passion for making wireless more broadly available. The authors include detailed coverage for important new changes in specifications and in hardware and software, and they delve deep into cellular and Bluetooth technologies.

Whether you need your wireless network to extend to the edge of your desk, fit into your backpack, or cross county lines, the proven techniques in Wireless Hacks will show you how to get the coverage and functionality you're looking for.


Comments: (7)

Malarad
This was a good book. Only you have to pretty well versed in Wifi technology to understand all of it. Having experience in wireless devices and how they operate is a necessity to understanding the information, not that I'm some wifi guru and that you will not learn anything, it just helps a great deal to know a little bit about network protocols and transmission on wireless channels. Maybe not the best book for total beginners.
Raelin
This book was initially published in 2003 and reprinted in 2005 according to the description in the front of the book. There is some good information but it is now in 2010 and more of a history lesson than a usable book on wireless networking. Most of the network "sniffers" and utilities are relatively old. There is a lot of Linux code from the early days before GUI's. The newest technology in the book is the the Linksys WRT54G router which came out as a "G" router many years ago. So, I'm sure it was good in 2003 but not a usable book for me, back to Amazon you go....
Bukus
Security wise there is nothing here that isn't in your router's user guide or help file and all are well known requirements to secure a wireless network.

The building and extending portions of the book just pick low hanging fruit they document what you would find on the first page of well worded google searches.

Extremely disappointing, fortunately the price is very low. Too low to bother going through the return process.
Dddasuk
Awesome! Fast delivery!
Flamekiller
I have not read it fully but so far it is informative. It's out dated but still has use full info that I need for a project.Wireless Hacks: Tips & Tools for Building, Extending, and Securing Your Network
Ndlaitha
A good book
Elizabeth
This book is about getting the most out of your wireless networking hardware and software. In this book, you will find practical techniques for extending range, increasing throughput, managing wireless resources, and generally making your wireless networking vision a reality. Remember that reality is what you can get away with, and wireless hackers have found that they can get away with quite a lot using surprisingly little. This book will show you some of the best bits of their collected experience. You can browse this book since each hack stands on its own. The following details the table of contents:

Chapter 1, Bluetooth, Mobile Phones, and GPS - The last couple years have brought hundreds of millions of tiny battery-powered wireless devices to market. Some will get you an Internet connection just about anywhere with mobile phone service, while others keep your devices connected to the "last 10 feet," and some cover the whole globe. This chapter demonstrates some uses for these technologies, which will keep your devices and yourself connected, without wires.

Chapter 2, Network Discovery and Monitoring - This chapter will give you the tools you need to detect the presence of wireless networks, coordinate spectrum usage to avoid interference, and visualize network performance. It also covers a number of advanced data-monitoring techniques to pinpoint networking issues and even get an idea of your users' online habits.

Chapter 3, Wireless Security - This chapter explores the current standards for securing wireless networks and suggests several strong methods for protecting yourself and your wireless users from abuse.

Chapter 4, Hardware Hacks - This extensive chapter tells you how to push wireless hardware to the limits, extending range and increasing performance and efficiency. It presents a large collection of components, along with sources and recommendations on how best to use them.

Chapter 5, Software Hacks - There would be no such thing as wireless networks without software, which ranges from the firmware that powers wireless cards and routers to the drivers required for those cards, up to general-purpose operating systems that can be used to build your own wireless access point, router, and firewall. This chapter covers all these topics.

Chapter 6, Do-It-Yourself Antennas - This chapter presents several home-brew designs for wireless networking made by contributors from all over the world. These are practical, tested designs that can significantly extend the range of your wireless network.

Chapter 7, Wireless Network Design - This chapter is a collection of techniques to help simplify the job of building wireless networks that cover the area you require.

Appendix A, Wireless Standards - This appendix will give you a good idea of what problems each wireless technology is designed to solve, their relative strengths and weaknesses, and how to make the best possible use of each to fulfill your communication needs.

Appendix B, Wireless Hardware Guide - This appendix provides a comprehensive list of wireless equipment retailers.

This second edition was published in November 2005, and this edition is almost a complete rewrite of the first edition published in 2003. Thus all lists of hacks prior to November 2005 are invalid for this second edition.
Wireless Hacks (2nd Edition) - Tips & Tools for Building, Extending, and Securing Your Network by Rob Flickenger & Roger Weeks is one of those book that will have different levels of appeal to each reader based on factors like operating system, technical expertise, and other various items...

Contents: Bluetooth, Mobile Phones, and GPS; Network Discovery and Monitoring; Wireless Security; Hardware Hacks; Software Hacks; Do-It-Yourself Antennas; Wireless Network Design; Wireless Standards; Wireless Hardware Guide; Index

As all books in the Hacks series, this title contains a number of tips and tricks that you can explore to enhance your experience in the given subject matter. In this case, it's wireless networking. The book seems to cover a very wide range of topics and operating systems, along with a wide array of hack complexity. Rather than concentrate on a single OS like Windows, the authors cover Windows, Mac, *and* Linux on a number of the hacks. In fact, without counting to be sure, it almost seems like Linux is a bit more predominate than the other two. That's probably understandable, as trying to get Linux to work with things like Bluetooth isn't as "out of the box" as it might be with Windows or Macs. You might also find parts of the book not applicable to your situation, like if you don't have Bluetooth on your phone. Of course, if you *do* have Bluetooth, then you've got some new toys to play with. My personal favorite section was the Do-It-Yourself Antennas chapter, as they have some good information in there on how to improve your reception and your broadcast focus. Since my access point is in the basement and my son's computer is two floors up, I could benefit from a homebrew reflector...

Normally I'm willing to recommend a Hacks title with no caveats. In this case, I think a potential reader needs to be a bit cautious. Don't count on nearly all the hacks to be of interest. You'll either be running the wrong OS, or you'll not be very adept with a soldiering iron. Conversely, all it takes is one or two good new tricks to make a book worthwhile. You could well find those gems in here, but you'll have to look a little harder than normal...
Wireless Hacks: Tips & Tools for Building, Extending, and Securing Your Network download epub
Networking & Cloud Computing
Author: Rob Flickenger
ISBN: 0596101449
Category: Computers & Technology
Subcategory: Networking & Cloud Computing
Language: English
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (December 2, 2005)
Pages: 466 pages