This ultra-cool volume invites readers to tap into your inner geek and build seventeen ultra-cool wireless devices including a solar powered access point, a wireless picture frame that dynamically changes its own photos, and even a wireless car-to-car audio and video system. This book provides readers with hands-on instruction and insider tips and tricks from those who are on the bleeding edge of wireless technology.
New addition to the ExtremeTech line of books-books for serious technophiles.
The world’s gone wireless here’s where it starts to get fun Wireless is all about freedom, freedom from cables, cords, plugs, and limitations. So why be limited to ready-made, cookie-cutter products? This book frees your imagination as it helps you create 15 exciting, individual projects using wireless technology. Each includes the necessary background, a list of materials, and step-by-step, illustrated instructions. Build a custom antenna, set up a car-to-car video link, or Wi-Fi your TiVo.
PART I: BUILDING ANTENNAS.
Chapter 1: Building Your Own Wi-Fi Antenna Cable.
Chapter 2: Building a Classic Paperclip Antenna.
Chapter 3: Building a Directional Tin Can Antenna.
Chapter 4: Modifying Your Access Point with a High-Gain Antenna.
PART II: WAR DRIVING—WIRELESS NETWORK DISCOVERY AND VISUALIZATION.
Chapter 5: Gearing Up for War Driving.
Chapter 6: War Driving with NetStumbler.
Chapter 7: Mapping Your War Driving Results.
PART III: PLAYING WITH ACCESS POINTS.
Chapter 8: Build Your Own Outdoor Access Point.
Chapter 9: Building a Solar-Powered Wireless Repeater.
Chapter 10: Creating a Free Wireless Hotspot.
Chapter 11: Playing Access Point Games.
PART IV: JUST FOR FUN.
Chapter 12: Wi-Fi Your TiVo.
Chapter 13: Create a Long-Distance Wi-Fi Link.
Chapter 14: Deploy a Car-to-Car Wireless Video Link.
Chapter 15: Making a Dynamic Wireless Digital Picture Frame.