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This volume explores the basics of wireless networking technology and demonstrates how to build a wi-fi network. Readers will learn about the components of a wireless network including access points and network cards. There is advice on selecting and buying the right equipment and services.
Shelly Brisbin (Austin, TX) has written about technology for fifteen years. Her specialties include networking, the Internet and Macintosh computers. Shelly has been working with wi-fi and this is a natural extension of her involvement with networking during the past 10 or 12 years. She acquired her first Wi-Fi gear in early 2001, quickly unwiring her house and office and applied what she had learned to writing and tech editing magazine articles. Shelly has tracked the development of Wi-Fi on a daily basis for more than a year, and recently completed a lengthy review of Apple's revamped AirPort Base Station (access point) for Macworld Magazine. Shelly has authored eight books and contributor to six others, She has also written hundreds of articles for magazines including Macworld, MacWeek, NetProfessional, The Net, NewMedia, WebTechniques, and SunWorld. Most recently Managing Editor/Technology at Powered Inc., Brisbin directed the development of online technical courses for clients including Barnes & Noble.com, IBM and Hewlett-Packard. Brisbin previously served as networking editor for MacUser Magazine, where she earned a reputation as a prolific writer and geek . Brisbin has also worked as a Webmaster, system administrator and consultant. Shelly is an established and reliable author having written for Peachpit Press, Hungry Minds, Que publishing and co-authored with Bob LeVitus on Osborne's MacAnswers!, which sold over 17,000 units.