The popularity of wireless networking has grown exponentially overthe past few years, despite a general downward trend in thetelecommunications industry. More and more computers and usersworldwide communicate via radio waves every day, cutting thetethers of the cabled network both at home and at work.
Wireless technology changes not only the way we talk to ourdevices, but also what we ask them to do. With greater flexibility,broader range, and increased mobility, wireless networks let uslive, work, and think differently. Wireless networks also open up avast range of tasty new hack possibilities, from fine-tuningnetwork frequencies to hot-rodding handhelds.
The second edition of Wireless Hacks, co-authored by RobFlickenger and Roger Weeks, brings readers more of the practicaltips and tricks that made the first edition a runaway hit, sellingnearly 30,000 copies. Completely revised and updated, this versionincludes over 30 brand new hacks, major overhauls of over 30 more,and timely adjustments and touchups to dozens of other hacksintroduced in the first edition. From passive network scanning toaligning long-distance antennas, beefing up wireless networksecurity, and beyond, Wireless Hacks answers real-lifenetworking needs with direct solutions.
Flickenger and Weeks both have extensive experience in systemsand network administration, and share a passion for making wirelessmore broadly available. The authors include detailed coverage forimportant new changes in specifications and in hardware andsoftware, and they delve deep into cellular and Bluetoothtechnologies.
Whether you need your wireless network to extend to the edge ofyour desk, fit into your backpack, or cross county lines, theproven techniques in Wireless Hacks will show you how to getthe coverage and functionality you're looking for.