"Wireless Networks For Dummies" was coauthored by Barry D. Lewis, CISSP, and Peter T. Davis, who also coauthored "Computer Security For Dummies." Barry Lewis is president of an information security consulting firm and an internationally known leader of security seminars. Peter Davis is founder of a firm specializing in the security, audit, and control of information. Together, they cut through the cables, clutter, and confusion and help you: Get off to a quick start and get mobile with IrDA (Infrared Data Association) and Bluetooth Perform a site survey and select the right standard, mode, access point, channel and antenna Check online to verify degree of interoperability of devices from various vendors Install clients and set up roaming Combat security threats such as war driving, jamming, hijacking, and man-in-the-middle attacks Implement security and controls such as MAC (Media Access Control) and protocol filtering, WEP (Wireless Equivalent Privacy), WPA, (Wi-Fi Protected Access), EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol), and VPN (Virtual Private Network) Set up multiple access points to form a larger wireless network
Complete with suggestions of places to get connected, Web sites where you can get more information, tools you can use to monitor and improve security, and more, "Wireless Networks For Dummies" helps you pull the plug and go wireless!