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Intel Centrino chip. See Centrino chip adapter, 24, 124“125. See also network
Intel Web site, 343 interface adapters
interference ISM (industrial, scientific, and medical)
and access point location, 71“72 bands, 44“46
cordless phones causing, 323“324
353
Index

ISP (Internet Service Provider) LGE Internet-capable appliances, 329
AOL, 139, 141, 156, 166 link test function, 133
definition of, 30 Linksys
information required from, 107“108 Web site, 22, 59, 236, 255, 318, 343
IP address assigned by, 114, 168 WET11, 236
restrictions on sharing Internet Wireless Digital Media Adapter, 255
connection, 296 WSB24 Wireless Signal Booster, 319
Ivens, Kathy (Home Networking For Listen Web site, 260
Dummies), 186, 203 local area network. See LAN
local IP address, 114, 311“312
•J• lossless compression, 253
Lucent PC Card, 136
Lyra Wireless Model RD 900W adapter
JABRA FreeSpeak wireless headset, 282
(RCA), 254
Jacuzzi wireless products, 326
Jaguar operating system. See Max OS X
•M•
version 10.2 operating system
J-Allure shower (Jacuzzi), 326
Java games, 226 MAC (Media Access Control) address
Jensen Matrix Internet Audio changing, 108
Transmitter, 254 configuring, 114
jewelry, wireless technologies in, 336 filtering for, 96, 196
Mac OS 9 operating system, 144“152,
•K• 173“174
Mac OS X All-In-One Desk Reference For
Dummies (Chambers, Tejkowski,
keyboard, Bluetooth-enabled, 48, 284,
Williams), 203
287“288
Mac OS X operating system, 152“159, 174
KX-HCM250/270 Network Cameras
Mac OS X version 10.2 (Jaguar) operating
(Panasonic), 27, 268
system, 181“182, 223
Macintosh computers, sharing files with
•L• PCs, 221“223. See also computers
Macsense Web site, 343
La Scala (Jacuzzi), 326
MacSOHO software, 223
LAN (local area network). See also wired
MacStumbler program, 302
network; wireless network
Marin Unwired Web site, 343
compared with/PAN, 48, 277
Martian NetDrive Wireless media
definition of, 26
server, 258
subnet mask for, 108
master device in piconet, 51
laptop
Matrix Internet Audio Transmitter
Centrino chip for, 19
(Jensen), 254
connecting to Internet with cell phone
Mbps (megabits per second), 42. See also
and, 282
data speed
hot spots for, 292“302
Media Access Control address. See MAC
PC Card for, 23, 32
address
LEAP (Lightweight Extensible
media player, 249, 255“256
Authentication Protocol), 141
media server, 258
Leapfrog Series WaveMaster 20 (Terk), 260
MediaManager software, 256
Leviton PowerJack, 322
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mesh network, with Bluetooth, 49 NAT (Network Address Translation)
mice, Bluetooth-enabled, 48, 287“288 in access point, 96
Microsoft Smart Personal Objects in access point and router, 167
Technology (SPOT), 335 compared with/firewall, 311
Microsoft Web site, 343 definition of, 29“30, 91“92, 165
Microsoft Windows operating system. See firewall using, 186
also specific Windows operating systems port forwarding and, 240“242
Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop, router, 79“80, 82
287“288 NEC ImageXpress projectors, 250
Microsoft Xbox. See Xbox NetBEUI protocol, 223
microwave ovens, interference caused by, NetDrive Wireless media server
72, 74 (Martian), 258
Mini Stumbler program, 302 NETGEAR products, 22, 59, 89, 343
mini-PCI card, 120“122 Net2Phone Web site, 332
mobile phones. See cell phones Netstumbler.com, 191, 301“302
modems. See also Internet connection network. See also equipment for wireless
cable/DSL, access point combined with, network; wired network; wireless
70 network
cable/DSL, router for, 29 definition of, 26“28, 204“205
dialup, 80, 139“140, 166, 232, 233 infrastructure for, 28“31
types of, 10“11 topology of, 28
using cell phones as, 282 viewing shared resources on, 206“210
using over a network, 11“12 workgroup for, 205“206
Motorola Web site, 248 Network Adapter, for gaming consoles, 232,
motors, interference caused by, 72, 74 233
mouse. See mice network adapters. See network interface
Movielink Web site, 245, 260 adapters
MP3 players, 28. See also media player network address. See IP address
MP3 servers, 9, 27. See also AudioReQuest Network Address Translation. See NAT
music server; media server network hub, 28
multi-mode support, for access point network ID. See SSID
standards, 88“89 network infrastructure, 28“31
multipath interference, 56 network interface adapters. See also
multi-standard devices, 18 wireless adapters
multi-user games, 12 AirPort Card, 135“139, 161“162
music server, AudioReQuest, 221, 251“253 for audio/video equipment, 248
musical instruments, wirelessly enabled, CF card, 24, 34“35, 55, 122“124
330“331 configuration, 120
MusicCast (Yamaha), 27, 28, 250“251 configuration, modifying, 126“127
MUSICMATCH MX Web site, 260 cost of, 85
My Network Places, 26, 205, 207 definition of, 22, 31
firmware upgrades for, 118
•N• form factor for, 90
for gaming, 228, 233
installing device drivers and software for,
NAN (neighborhood area network), 331
118“120
narrowband connection. See dialup
for Internet connection host, 175
connection
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ISA adapter, 24, 124“125 PC Card. See also network interface
PC Card, 23, 32, 90, 120“122 adapters
PCI adapter, 24, 33, 124“125 for access point multi-mode support, 89
types of, 23“24, 31“35 in audio/video equipment for cars, 267
USB, 24, 33“34, 90, 125“126 for Bluetooth, 55
WEP, enabling for, 194“195 definition of, 23, 32, 90
Wi-Fi, 36 for HPNA, 58
network interface card. See NIC installing, 120“122
network name. See ESSID; SSID Lucent version of, 136
Network Neighborhood, 26, 205, 207 PC Magazine Web site, 339“340
network sniffer program. See sniffer PC PVR kits, 259
program PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect)
Network Stumbler program, 301“302 adapter. See also network interface
Network World Web site, 341 adapters
network-extender devices, 272“273 definition of, 24, 33
Nevo (Universal Electronics), 271 for HPNA, 58
NIC (network interface card), 22, 58 installing, 124“125
Nintendo GameCube, 27, 225, 233 mini-PCI card, 120“122
NoCatNet Web site, 343 PCMIA (Personal Computer Memory Card
noise level. See interference International Association). See PC Card
nVIDIA Web site, 227 PCs. See also computers
NYCwireless freenet, 294 Bluetooth adapters for, 288“289
gaming PCs, 227
•O• home theater PC, 249, 257“260
sharing files with Macintosh computers,
221“223
omnidirectional dipole antenna, 39
PCTV Deluxe (Pinnacle), 259
online gaming. See games, online
PDA (personal digital assistant). See
operating systems. See specific operating
handheld computers
systems
peer-to-peer networking model, used by
Oregon Systems wireless weather station,
Bluetooth, 279
328
performance. See also data speed
ORiNOCO products, 113, 126, 343
access point location affecting, 315“316
OS 9 (Mac). See Mac OS 9
access point, number of, affecting,
OS X (Mac). See Mac OS X
320“322
antenna location affecting, 316
•P• antennas, number of, affecting, 318
bridge, adding to improve performance,
packets, 29. See also SPI
322“323
pairing. See authentication
channel selection affecting, 316
Palm devices. See handheld computers
dual-band interference affecting, 317
PAN (personal area network), 48, 277. See
of IEEE 802.11 standards, 315
also Bluetooth technology
repeater, adding to improve performance,
Panasonic cameras, 27, 268
322“323
password for access point, 192
signal booster for, 318“320
PAT (Port Address Translation), 175
tracking, 132“133
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Peripheral Component Interconnect PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over
adapter. See PCI adapter Ethernet), 114, 143
peripherals, 9“10, 76“78, 121, 216“221. See Practically Networked Web site, 341
also audio/video equipment; print server
Bluetooth-enabled devices; printers adding printer with, 77
permissions, for file sharing, 214“216 definition of, 22, 27
personal area network. See PAN included in access point, 70, 93
Personal Computer Memory Card setting up, 216“220
International Association card. See printers
PC Card accessing from networked computers,
personal digital assistant (PDA). See 220
handheld computers Bluetooth-enabled, 48, 56, 285“286
personal firewall, 185 connecting to wireless network, 76“78
Personal Telco Project Web site, 302, 343 installing on networked computers,
personal video recorder. See PVR 219“220
Personal Video Station (SnapStream), 259 print server used to share, 27
pets, tracking services for, 331 sharing, 9“10, 216“220
Philips iPronto, 272“273 PRISMIQ MediaPlayer, 249, 255“256
Philips ProntoLITE, 271 problems. See troubleshooting
phoneline network, 58“59 programs. See software
phones ProntoLITE (Philips), 271
cell phones, 53“54, 281“282, 283 protocol, 204. See also specific protocols
cordless phones, 72, 74, 282, 323“324 Proxim Web site, 343
HPNA, 57“59 PS2. See PlayStation 2
integrating into wireless network, public hot spots. See hot spots, public
331“332 PVR (personal video recorder), home
making calls over wireless network, 332 theater PC acting as, 258, 259
photographs, digital. See digital
•R•
photographs
physical address. See MAC address
piconet, 50“51 radio channel
pinging, 227 changing, to improve performance, 316
Pinnacle PCTV Deluxe, 259 choosing, 37
PlayStation 2 (Sony), 27, 232“233 configuring, 112“113
Pocket PC. See handheld computers frequencies for, 112“113
Pocket PC h5400 (HP), 35 frequencies for, with Bluetooth, 279
PoE (Power over Ethernet), 94 overlapping, 45“46
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet. See radio frequency identification. See RFID
PPPoE radio signal
Port Address Translation. See PAT attenuation, 40
port forwarding, 92, 239“242, 308, 309 booster for, 318“320
Power Mac G4 computer, 137 interference, 16, 18, 53, 133
power outage, troubleshooting after, 92 ISM bands for, 44“46
Power over Ethernet. See PoE obstacles affecting, 74“75, 317“318
Power Users group, 214 range of, 16, 18, 76, 97
PowerBook computer, 137 range of, with Bluetooth, 52, 279
PowerJack (Leviton), 322 security regarding, 186“187
powerline network, 59“61 shape of, 76
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signal booster for, 318“320 firewall for, 186
SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio), 133 HPNA built in to, 58, 59
strength of, 39“40, 73“75, 132“133 for Internet connection sharing, 164“165
strength of, limiting, 187 port forwarding, 239“242
strength of, with Bluetooth, 52, 279 SPI for, 186, 309
RadioShack Web site, 109 testing before installing access point, 106
RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In UPnP-enabled, 242
User Service), 141
•S•
Rathbone, Andy (Windows XP For
Dummies), 203
Raylink Web site, 343 Samsung Internet-capable appliances, 329
RCA jacks, 254 satellite connection. See also broadband
RCA Lyra Wireless Model RD 900W connection
adapter, 254 on airplanes, 297
RCA Web site, 232, 254 availability of, 80
RCA wireless phone jacks, 232 GPS using, 327
receive sensitivity, 40 WAN router for, 29
Reiter™s Wireless Data Weblogs satellite modem, 11. See also modems
Web site, 339 satellite radio, 263

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