Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 4th Edition

Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 4th Edition

Danny Briere

Language: English

Pages: 384

ISBN: 0470877251

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The perennial bestseller shows you how share your files and Internet connection across a wireless network

Fully updated for Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, this new edition of this bestseller returns with all the latest in wireless standards and security. This fun and friendly guide shows you how to integrate your iPhone, iPod touch, smartphone, or gaming system into your home network. 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.

  • Covers the basics of planning, installing, and using wireless LANs
  • Reviews essential information on the latest security issues
  • Delivers valuable tips on how to stay current with fast-moving technology
  • Discusses how to share resources such as printers, scanners, an Internet connection, files, and more with multiple computers on one network

Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 4th Edition skips the technical jargon and gets you connected with need-to-know information on building a wireless home network.

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Phones to add this functionality by simply taking advantage of the fast 3G connection built into many of today’s phones. Choosing wireless gear for your car The integration of external wireless connectivity options to cars is in its infancy. However, if you’re shopping for auto-based audio and video gear, look for the following: PC Card (PCMCIA) slots: You get the ultimate in flexibility with PC Card slots because you can put any card you want into the system. You need these for connecting to.

How can I find out my IP address? First off, you have two IP addresses: a public IP address and a private IP address. In some instances, you need to know one or the other or both addresses. Your private IP address is your IP address on your LAN so that your router knows where to send traffic in and among LAN devices. If you have a LAN printer, that device has its own IP address, as does any network device on your LAN. The address these devices have, however, is rarely the public IP address.

Cord on your router.) If you do this, be sure to upgrade your firmware while you’re at it because it resets your variables anyway. Who knows? The more recent firmware update may resolve some issues that could be causing the problems. Resetting your device is considered a drastic action and should be taken only after you have tried everything else. Make sure that you at least get a tech-support person on the phone to confirm that you have tried everything and that a reset makes sense. Chapter 18.

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Connect without any encryption. If this works, double-check your equivalent network password and look in the manual for your network adapter. You may need to enter a special code before the Equivalent Network Password. If you’re using Windows XP and have Wireless Zero Configuration enabled, just follow the steps we discuss in Chapter 7 for that software — you can connect to an AirPort network simply and quickly that way. Connecting to Non-Apple-based Wireless Networks One scenario you may.

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