Linux Unwired (Paperback)

Roger Weeks, Edd Dumbill, Brian Jepson

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2004-04-01
  • 售價: $890
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$846
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 240
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596005830
  • ISBN-13: 9780596005832
  • 相關分類: Linux

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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 phone


Linux 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.

Table of Contents:

Foreword

Preface

1. Introduction to Wireless
     Radio Waves
     Connections Without Wires
     Wireless Alphabet Soup
     Bluetooth
     Cellular Data
     Infrared

2. Wi-Fi on Your Linux Box
     Quick Start
     Chipset Compatibility
     Four Steps to Wi-Fi
     Linux Wi-Fi Drivers in Depth

3. Getting On the Network
     Hotspots
     Wireless Network Discovery

4. Communicating Securely
     The Pitfalls of WEP
     The Future Is 802.11i
     WPA: a Subset of 802.11i
     WPA on Linux

5. Configuring Access Points with Linux
     Linux-Friendly Wireless Vendors
     Commercial Wireless Equipment Overview
     Configuring Access Points
     Flashing Your Access Point

6. Building Your Own Access Point
     Hardware
     Software
     Linux-Powered Off-the-Shelf

7. Bluetooth
     Quick Start
     Bluetooth Basics
     Bluetooth Hardware
     Linux Bluetooth Support
     Installing the BlueZ Utilities
     Basic Configuration and Operation
     Graphical Applications
     Cool Bluetooth Tricks

8. Infrared
     IrDA in the Kernel
     PC Laptop with Built-In IrDA
     Infrared Dongle
     Sharing a Network Connection over IrDA
     Connecting to the Internet with a Cell Phone
     Transferring Files with OpenOBEX
     Synchronizing with a Palm
     Pocket PC

9. Cellular Networking
     Cellular Data
     Some Cellular Carriers
     Phones and Cards
     Sending a Fax
     Text Messaging
     Acceleration

10. GPS
     Uses of GPS
     A GPS Glossary
     GPS Devices
     Listening to a GPS
     Mapping Wi-Fi Networks with Kismet
     GpsDrive
     Other Applications

Index