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restrictions on sharing by providers, 296 CDs, virtual, 221
sharing, 10“12, 80“81, 164“166 cell phones, 53“54, 281“282, 283
broadband router. See cable/DSL router Centrino chip (Intel), 19
Broadband Wireless Exchange Magazine CF (Compact Flash) card, 24, 34“35, 55,
Web site, 338“339 122“124. See also network interface
Buffalo Technology Web site, 343 adapters
BZX201SCR PC Unite Watch (Casio), 336 Chambers, Mark L. (Mac OS X All-In-One
Desk Reference For Dummies), 203
•C• channel. See radio channel
chips. See also firmware
Centrino chip (Intel), 19
cable box, wirelessly enabled, 250
embedded in clothing, 334
cable connection. See broadband
implanted in people (VeriChip), 335
connection
implanted in pets, 331
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Cisco products, 141, 332, 343 HPNA, 58
client computer. See computers IEEE 802.11 standards, 18, 42“44, 45, 315
clothing, wireless technologies in, wired network, 14
334“336 wireless network, 15“16
CNET Web site, 100, 338 data-only connection, Bluetooth, 51
Cometa Web site, 342 DAVE software, 162, 221“223
computer network. See network Davis Instruments Corp. DriveRight vehicle
computers. See also devices; handheld monitoring system, 327
computers; Macintosh computers; PCs dBm (decibels), 41
connecting to Internet through, 164, DCF-660W (D-Link), 35
175“182 demilitarized zone. See DMZ
definition of, 26 DesignTech International Web site, 328
home theater PC, 249, 257“259 device drivers, for network interface
types of, 27“28 adapters, 118“120
ConcertMaster (Baldwin Piano), devices. See also audio/video equipment;
330“331 Bluetooth-enabled devices; computers;
connection sharing, for Internet, 164, gaming console
175“182 multi-standard, 18
CorAccess touchpanels, 274“275 peripherals, sharing, 9“10, 76“78, 216“221
cordless phones storage, sharing, 27, 210“216
Bluetooth headsets for, 282 types of, 208
interference caused by, 72, 74, viewing networked devices, 206“210
323“324 DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration
cost Protocol) server
ABS, 140 ABS acting as, 139
access point, 100 definition of, 22, 27, 91, 165
AirPort Card, 136 IP address automatically obtained from,
audio server, 251 168“174, 238
Bluetooth access points, 289 provided by both router and access
Bluetooth adapters, 289 point, 167
IEEE 802.11 standards, 18 provided by router for gaming, 238“239
media player, 256 used by ISP, 108
music server, 253 dialup connection. See also Internet
online-capable games, 231 connection
touchpanels, 274, 275 definition of, 80
USB Bluetooth adapters, 289 sharing, 81, 166
wired network, 14“15 WAN router for, 29
wireless Ethernet bridges, 235, 236 dialup modem. See also modems
wireless network, 15 definition of, 11, 80
crackers, 185 included in ABS, 139“140, 166
Crestron touchpanels, 273“274 included in gaming console, 232, 233
crossover cable, 236 digital camcorder. See video cameras
digital camera. See cameras, digital
•D• Digital Media Receiver (HP), 256
digital music server. See music server
digital photographs. See also cameras,
data and voice connection, Bluetooth, 51
digital
data speed
CorAccess touchpanel features for, 274
Bluetooth specification, 279
displaying on TV, 256
HomePlug, 60
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digital subscriber line (DSL) connection. encryption. See also security (wireless
See broadband connection network); WEP encryption protocol;
digital subscriber line (DSL) modem. See WPA encryption protocol
DSL modem AirPort support for, 141
dipole antenna, 39 Bluetooth standards for, 52
directional antenna, 40 HomePlug using, 60
directories, sharing. See file sharing Entertainment Anywhere (X10), 254
disks. See storage devices entertainment systems. See audio/video
diversity antenna system, 39 equipment
D-Link Epson Web site, 286
D-Link DCF-660W CF card, 35 equipment for wireless network, 20“24. See
Web sites, 22, 35, 59, 235, 289, 343 also access point; devices; network
D-LinkAir interface adapters
DCS-1000W camera, 268“269 Ericsson, Bluetooth and, 48, 278
DWL-810 bridge, 235“236, 253 ESSID (Extended Service Set Identifier), 36
DMZ (demilitarized zone), 92, 175, 243“244 Ethernet adapter, 58, 60
DNS (Domain Name System) server, 108, Ethernet bridge
168 for AudioReQuest, 253
domain, Windows, 205“206 for gaming, 230, 234“236
dongles, 34. See also form factor HomePlug as, 60
DriveRight vehicle monitoring system Ethernet cable
(Davis Instruments Corp.), 327 cost of, 67
DSL (digital subscriber line) connection. receiving AC power through (PoE), 94
See broadband connection used for installing access point, 108, 110
DSL (digital subscriber line) modem, 11, Ethernet connection. See also wired
29, 70. See also modems network; wireless network
dual-mode devices. See multi-standard definition of, 13
devices included in access point, 94
dual-mode support. See multi-mode required for access point setup, 107,
support 320“321
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Ethernet protocol, 12, 22, 204
server. See DHCP server Ethernet, wireless. See IEEE 802.11
standards
•E• exercise equipment, 328“329
Extended Service Set Identifier. See ESSID
ExtremeTech Web site, 341
E-commerce, in cars, 328
802.11 Planet Web site, 294, 338
•F•
802.11Hotspots Web site, 294
80211b Weblogger Web site, 339
EIRP (effective isotropic radiated power), 41 FCC (Federal Communication Commission)
electrical outlets, networking through. See antenna regulations, 95
powerline network AP power output regulations, 41
Electronic Frontier Foundation Web site, FCC (Federal Communication Commission)
296 certification of radio equipment by, 319
Electronic House Magazine Web site, 340 EIRP regulations, 41
E-mail server, 27 radio spectrum regulations, 44“45
unlicensed frequencies set by, 72
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fidelity. See wireless fidelity games
file server, 27 configuring to work wirelessly, 308
file sharing, 8“9, 210“216, 221“223, 280 DMZ for, 92, 243“244
File Transfer Protocol server. See FTP Gamertag for, 232
server hardware requirements for, 227“228
filtering, 311 multi-user, playing, 12, 308
firewall network requirements for, 228
compared with/NAT, 311 online, 225“226, 230“233
definition of, 30 playing with home theater PC, 258
included in access point, 70, 96 router configurations for, 237“242
personal, on each computer, 185 Web sites for, 226, 227
port forwarding and, 240“242 gaming console
on router, 86, 186 benefits of, 229
firmware. See also software compatibility with router, 238
reasons to upgrade or not upgrade, 310 connecting to wireless network, 78,
upgrades for ABS, 143 229“236
upgrades for ABS on Mac OS 9, 146“148 definition of, 27
upgrades for ABS on Mac OS X, 154“155 online gaming with, 230“233
upgrades for access points, 98, 99“100, port forwarding not required for, 239
115 vendors of, 225
upgrades for network interface adapters, wireless networking equipment for,
118, 122 234“236
fitness equipment, 328“329 gaming controllers, 228
FLAK lossless compression, 253 gaming PCs, 227
FM modulator, 267 gateway address, for Internet connection,
folders, sharing. See file sharing 108
form factor. See also CF card; PC Card; PCI gateways. See wireless gateway; wireless
adapter; USB adapter Internet gateway
for access point and network interface Gibson, Steve (ShieldsUP!! software), 186
adapters, 90 GPS (Global Positioning System), 285, 327,
for GPS devices for pets, 331 331, 334
for HPNA products, 58 graphics card. See video card
freenets, 294“295 Graphite ABS, 140
FreeNetworks freenet, 294 GRIC Web site, 342
FreeSpeak wireless headset (JABRA),
•H•
282
Friendly Machines Robomow robotic
lawnmower, 333 hacking, 95
Fry™s Web site, 109 HAI Omni system, 275
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) server, 142 handheld computers. See also PDA
Bluetooth add-on cards for, 284
•G• Bluetooth supported by, 54“55, 282“285
Bluetooth-enabled, 48
gain, antenna, 39, 41, 73 Bluetooth-enabled keyboard for, 284
GameCube (Nintendo), 27, 225, 233 cell phones included in, 283
Gamer™s Haven Web site, 235 CF card for, 34“35, 122“124
Gamertag, 232 docking cradle for, 283
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enabling wireless Internet access, host, Internet connection, 175
127“128 hot spots
remote control, using as, 271“272 Boingo Wireless, 297, 299“300
sniffer program for, 302 definition of, 13, 291
synchronizing with PC, 127“128, 283“285 finding, 300“302
synchronizing with watches, 336 for-pay, 295“298
wireless uses of, 21 freenets, 294“295
hard disks. See storage devices locations for, 296
hardware for wireless network. See public, 292“298
equipment for wireless network purposes of, 293
Harmony Remote (Intrigue Technologies), restrictions by ISPs and broadband
272 providers, 296
HCI (Host Controller Interface), 54 roaming and, 297
HDTV (High Definition TV), 258 T-Mobile, 297, 298
Hewlett Packard. See HP unintentional, 293
hexadecimal format, for WEP keys, 195 wardrivers finding, 295
H+H Zentrum fuer Rechnerkommunikation Wayport, 299
GmbH, Virtual CD software, 221 Houston Wireless Web site, 343
high-speed connection. See broadband HP (Hewlett-Packard)
connection Digital Media Receiver, 256
home iPAQ Pocket PC H5450, 54
appliances, Internet-capable, 329“330 Pocket PC h5400, 35
controlling IR devices from wireless Web site, 54, 256, 286, 343
network, 272“273 HPNA (Home Phoneline Networking
current technologies for, 270“271 Association), 57“59
PDAs as remote controls, 271“272 HTPC. See home theater PC
robots for, 275“276, 332“333 hub. See also network hub; switch
security for, 268“270, 274, 275 compared with/switch, 93
touchpanels, 273“275 definition of, 22
Home Automation Magazine Web site, USB, 289
340“341
•I•
home entertainment center. See
audio/video equipment
home media player. See media player iBook computer, 135, 137
Home Networking For Dummies (Ivens), Icon Fitness, 328“329
186, 203 icons used in this book, 3“4
Home Phoneline Networking Association. IEEE 802.11 standards
See HPNA alternatives to, 260
Home Theater For Dummies (Hurley, channel frequencies for, 112“113
Briere), 257 choosing, 68“69, 88“89, 306“307
home theater PC, 249, 257“260 descriptions of, 17“19, 41“44
HomePlug, 59“61 future standards, 198“199
HomePNA. See HPNA Web site for, 342
HomeRF standard, 57, 249 IEEE 802.11a standard
Honda ASIMO. See ASIMO channel frequencies for, 112
hopping scheme, 53 description of, 17“19, 43, 68
Host Controller Interface. See HCI
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IEEE 802.11a standard (continued) dual-band interference, 317
interference less likely with, 74, 97 measuring, 133
non-overlapping channels with, 46, 112 obstacles affecting, 317“318
performance of, 315 X10 network causing, 324
range of, 319 Intermec Web site, 343
IEEE 802.11a/b/g standard, 17, 44, 69 Internet connection
IEEE 802.11a/g standard, 306“307 appliances with, 329“330
IEEE 802.11b standard connection sharing for, 164, 175“182
for audio/video file handling, 247 for handheld computers, 127“128
channel frequencies for, 112“113 router for, 164“165
description of, 17“19, 42“43, 68 security for, 185“186, 192, 309
devices causing interference with, 74 sharing, 10“12, 79“83, 163“166, 175“182
limitations of, 307 sharing with neighborhood community,
overlapping channels with, 45“46, 112 293, 296
used by AirPort Card and Base Station, testing before installing access point, 106
136, 140 troubleshooting, 307“308
IEEE 802.11g standard wireless standard for, 68
channel frequencies for, 112“113 Internet gateway. See wireless Internet
description of, 17“19, 44, 68 gateway
devices causing interference with, 74 Internet Service Provider. See ISP
mini-PCI card for, 120“122 interoperability standards, 42
overlapping channels with, 112 Intrigue Technologies, 272, 273
used by AirPort Extreme Card and Base IP (Internet Protocol) address
Station, 136, 140 assigned automatically, 167“174
IEEE 802.11i standard, 198“199 assigned by access point, 69“70, 114
IEEE 802.11x standard, 198 definition of, 30
IEEE 802.15.1 standard, 48, 278 DHCP assigning, 27, 91, 165
iFIT (Icon Fitness), 328“329 for gaming, 237“239
iMac computer, 137 for Internet connection, 107
industrial, scientific, and medical bands. local (LAN, private), 114, 311“312
See ISM bands NAT server converting to multiple IP
Industry Standard Architecture adapter. addresses, 165
See ISA adapter subnet portion of, 167
industry standards. See IEEE 802.11 WAN (public), 114, 311“312
standards for wireless network camera, 270
Infrared Data Association. See IrDA iPAQ Pocket PC H5450 (HP), 54
infrared (IR) interface, 272“273 iPass Web site, 342
infrastructure mode, 37“38 iPronto, 272“273
initialization vector, of WEP key, 191 IR (infrared) interface, 272“273
installation IrDA (Infrared Data Association), Bluetooth
wired network, 14“15 replacing, 50
wireless network, 105“111, 118“126, iRobot Web site, 332
129“130, 137“139 ISA (Industry Standard Architecture)

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