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Take Control of Wi-Fi Networking and Security
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$12.99
Pages
122
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Version
1.0
Published
May 28, 2018

Take Control of Wi-Fi Networking and Security

Get more from your Wi-Fi network

Perhaps you already have a Wi-Fi network running in your home and office, but you’re dissatisfied with it. Or maybe you’re setting up a new house, apartment, business, or school room with Wi-Fi and need to know the basics about what to get and how to configure it. In either case, this book is for you. After over 15 years of writing regularly about Wi-Fi and answering reader questions, author Glenn Fleishman finds that the same issues still crop up:

  • How do I spend the least money to the best effect?
  • What’s the best place to put my Wi-Fi gateways?
  • How can I get both high throughput (speed) on my network and solid coverage across everywhere I want to use Wi-Fi?
  • What can I do to secure my network against outsiders near my house and elsewhere on the internet?
  • How do I add networked hard drives and printers?
  • Interference is slowing my network; what can I do to reduce it?
  • What’s the best way to extend my network to a garage, yard, or nearby building?

This book answers those questions in depth, as well as many others related to Wi-Fi, including how to set up a personal or mobile hotspot with all major operating systems, how to access computers on your network remotely, and why you should use a VPN (virtual private network).

If you have any question about overhauling your network, setting up a new one, or just finally figuring out something that’s never worked, this book has the answer.

Covers macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, and Chrome OS.

Update Plans

May 28, 2018—This book is up to date and we have no immediate plans for a new version.

Posted by Joe Kissell

Blog
  1. Alphabet Soup Replaced with Numbers

    Oct. 3, 2018 — The Wi-Fi Alliance announced it’s shifting from labeling certified products with the technical specifications developed at the IEEE engineering group in favor of a simple generational numbering system. Thus, 802.11n becomes Wi-Fi 4, 802.11ac is now Wi-Fi 5, and the slowly emerging 802.11ax will be known as Wi-Fi 6. The changes aren’t fully retroactive: they’re not going back to earlier specifications than 802.11n, as those are no longer widely in use (although they’re supported through backwards compatibility). But it’s a shorter and easier way to market and explain technology, and to see an obvious numeric progression. A future edition of the book will adopt the new numbering scheme, which will take many months to roll out, as packaging and manuals are updated and redesigned. Older products still sold actively may not be updated at all, too.

    Posted by Joe Kissell (Permalink)

The Author

Glenn Fleishman is a veteran technology writer who has contributed to dozens of publications across his career, including Macworld, the New York Times, Wired, the Atlantic, and the Economist. He has also written dozens of editions of books in the Take Control series. Glenn lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.