As we all know by now, wireless networks offer many advantages over fixed or wired networks Foremost on that list is mobility, since going wireless frees you from the tether of an Ethernet cable at a desk But that s just the tip of the cable free iceberg Wireless networks are alsoflexible, faster and easier for you to use, andaffordable to deploy and maintain The de facto standard for wireless networking is theprotocol, which includes Wi Fi the wireless standard known as b and its faster cousin, g With easy to installnetwork hardware available everywhere you turn, the choice seems simple, and many people dive into wireless computing with less thought and planning than they d give to a wired network But it s wise to be familiar with both the capabilities and risks associated with theprotocols AndWireless Networks The Definitive Guide, nd Edition is the perfect place to start This updated edition covers everything you ll ever need to know about wireless technology Designed with the system administrator or serious home user in mind, it s a no nonsense guide for setting upon Windows and Linux Among the wide range of topics covered are discussions on deployment considerations network monitoring and performance tuning wireless security issues how to use and select access points network monitoring essentials wireless card configuration security issues unique to wireless networks With wireless technology, the advantages to its users are indeed plentiful Companies no longer have to deal with the hassle and expense of wiring buildings, and households with several computers can avoid fights over who s online And now, withWireless Networks The Definitive Guide, nd Edition, you can integrate wireless technology into your current infrastructure with the utmost confidenceMatthew Gast works in the Office of the CTO at Trapeze Networks, where he leads the development of open wireless network standards and their application to the Trapeze architecture He is a member of the IEEEworking group, and serves as chair ofTask Group M As chair of the Wi Fi Alliance s Wireless Network Management marketing task group, he is leading the investigation of certification requirements for power saving, performance optimization, and location and timing services Matthew also chairs the Security Technical task group, which is extending Wi Fi protected Access WPA certification to incorporate newly developed security mechanisms so that it remains the strongest form of protection available for Wi Fi networking In , Matthew was a founder of the OpenSEA Alliance, a group organized to support the development of open source network security solutions He currently serves on the engineering steering committee, the organization s board of directors, and as its corporate secretary Matthew s most recent book,Wireless Networks The Definitive Guide O Reilly Media , now in its second edition, is the top selling reference work in the field and has been translated into six languagesAs we all know by now, wireless networks offer many advantages over fixed or wired networks Foremost on that list is mobility, since going wireless frees you from the tether of an Ethernet cable at a desk But that s just the tip of the cable free iceberg Wireless networks are alsoflexible, faster and easier for you to use, andaffordable to deploy and maintain The de facto standard for wireless networking is theprotocol, which includes Wi Fi the wireless standard known as b and its faster cousin, g With easy to installnetwork hardware available everywhere you turn, the choice seems simple, and many people dive into wireless computing with less thought and planning than they d give to a wired network But it s wise to be familiar with both the capabilities and risks associated with theprotocols AndWireless Networks The Definitive Guide, nd Edition is the perfect place to start This updated edition covers everything you ll ever need to know about wireless technology Designed with the system administrator or serious home user in mind, it s a no nonsense guide for setting upon Windows and Linux Among the wide range of topics covered are discussions on deployment considerations network monitoring and performance tuning wireless security issues how to use and select access points network monitoring essentials wireless card configuration security issues unique to wireless networks With wireless technology, the advantages to its users are indeed plentiful Companies no longer have to deal with the hassle and expense of wiring buildings, and households with several computers can avoid fights over who s online And now, withWireless Networks The Definitive Guide, nd Edition, you can integrate wireless technology into your current infrastructure with the utmost confidenceMatthew Gast works in the Office of the CTO at Trapeze Networks, where he leads the development of open wireless network standards and their application to the Trapeze architecture He is a member of the IEEEworking group, and serves as chair ofTask Group M As chair of the Wi Fi Alliance s Wireless Network Management marketing task group, he is leading the investigation of certification requirements for power saving, performance optimization, and location and timing services Matthew also chairs the Security Technical task group, which is extending Wi Fi protected Access WPA certification to incorporate newly developed security mechanisms so that it remains the strongest form of protection available for Wi Fi networking In , Matthew was a founder of the OpenSEA Alliance, a group organized to support the development of open source network security solutions He currently serves on the engineering steering committee, the organization s board of directors, and as its corporate secretary Matthew s most recent book,Wireless Networks The Definitive Guide O Reilly Media , now in its second edition, is the top selling reference work in the field and has been translated into six languages