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Linux Unwired
Author: Roger Weeks

Publisher: Shroff/o'reilly
ISBN: 9788173668432
Pages: 322
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"In Linux Unwired, you'll learn the basics of wireless computing, from the reasons why you'd want to go wireless in the first place, to setting up your wireless network or accessing wireless data services on the road. The book provides a complete introduction to all the wireless technologies supported by Linux. You'll learn how to install and configure a variety of wireless technologies to fit different scenarios, including an office or home network and for use on the road. You'll also learn how to get Wi-Fi running on a laptop, how to use Linux to create your own access point, and how to deal with cellular networks, Bluetooth, and Infrared.
Other topics covered in the book include:Connecting to wireless hotspots
Cellular data plans you can use with Linux
Wireless security, including WPA and 802.1x
Finding and mapping Wi-Fi networks with kismet and gpsd
Connecting Linux to your Palm or Pocket PC
Sending text messages and faxes from Linux through your cellular phoneLinux Unwired is a one-stop wireless information source for on-the-go Linux users. Whether you're considering Wi-Fi as a supplement or alternative to cable and DSL, using Bluetooth to network devices in your home or office,or want to use cellular data plans for access to data nearly everywhere, this book will show you the full-spectrum view of wireless capabilities of Linux, and how to take advantage of them.
About the Authors
Roger Weeks has been living and working with computers since 1982 when he got his first Atari, and discovered a whole new world a year later with the purchase of a 300bps modem.
He is well into a second decade of network and systems administration, and has managed systems running Solaris, AIX, and the various flavors of BSD. Roger has been building Linux systems at home, in the enterprise and in the field since 1997. In addition he has managed large and small networks, from 25-node LAN to multi-campus LAN to international WAN, mostly using Cisco gear.
While he uses Mac OS X as a primary OS, he also has been known to use Windows, and will even admit, under pressure, to having been MCSE certified somewhere in the dark and dangerous 1990s. He even ran a Microsoft Exchange Server. Oh, the horror!
He is currently the senior network administrator for Mendocino Community Network, a small ISP in coastal northern California. MCN is owned by the local school district, and puts their profits back into the local schools. Roger is a coauthor of Linux Unwired and Wireless Hacks, 2nd Edition.
Edd Dumbill is co-chair of the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. He is also chair of the XTech web technology conference. Edd conceived and developed Expectnation, a hosted service for organizing and producing conferences.
Edd has also been Managing Editor for, a Debian developer, and GNOME contributor. He writes a blog called Behind the Times.
Brian Jepson is an O'Reilly editor, programmer, and co-author of Mac OS X Panther for Unix Geeks and Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther. He's also a volunteer system administrator and all-around geek for AS220, a non-profit arts center in Providence, Rhode Island. AS220 gives Rhode Island artists uncensored and unjuried forums for their work. These forums include galleries, performance space, and publications. Brian sees to it that technology, especially free software, supports that mission.

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