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By Harold Davis

Absolute Beginner's consultant to wireless is a ebook for novices who are looking to subscribe to the wireless revolution. utilizing easy-to-understand language, this ebook teaches you all you want to learn about wireless, from deciding on the wireless process that's good for you to including a wireless card and comparable software program to discovering hotspots and entry issues. With the aid of this booklet, it is possible for you to to configure a house community and percentage web connections fast and simply. furthermore, the ebook covers all vital safeguard matters in order that a consumer is much less uncovered to threats, in addition to the dos and don'ts of touring with a wireless enabled desktop.

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If you've signed up with a Wi-Fi provider, you can search the directory of hotspots maintained by your service provider. You can search one of the many cross-provider Wi-Fi hotspot directories available on the Web. I'll show how all three approaches might work using a test example. I live midway up in the hills in Berkeley, California. Let's suppose that I want to sip latte at a coffee shop, and need to keep on checking my email while I do. Searching a Chain If you know the name of the organization or chain of stores that you would like to use as a wireless destination ("I want to surf at Starbucks," or "I want to browse at Borders"), you can go directly to the Web site of the organization to find a wireless location.

So step right up and get ready to enter a wonderful new world without wires! What Is Wi-Fi? The very short version is that Wi-Fi is a way for wireless devices to communicate. Wi-Fi, short for wireless fidelity, is the Wi-Fi Alliance's name for a wireless standard, or protocol, used for wireless communication. 11 standard. 11, and, presumably, to promote and enhance the standard. For better or worse, this is no neutral organization. 11 devices. As of this writing, there are 205 companies that belong to the Wi-Fi Alliance and more than 900 products that have been certified as Wi-Fi interoperable.

1, I showed you a pretty typical example of how this might work behind the scenes. Connecting With your Wi-Fi device happily chugging and ready to go, a good strong signal from a Wi-Fi access point broadcasting its way to you, and a behind-the-scenes Internet connection that the access point is plugged into, what's next? Connecting to a public Wi-Fi access point is generally really easy. Usually all you have to do is open your Web browser. In some cases any Web browser will do, but often you need to use Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

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