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Remote Authentication Dial-In User scatternet, 51
Service. See RADIUS searchNetworking Web site, 342
remote control SeattleWireless Web site, 343
in bathroom, 326 security (home), 268“270, 274, 275
for car, 327, 328 security (wireless network). See also
for media player, 255“256 firewall; WEP encryption protocol;
for musical instruments, 330 WPA encryption protocol
for TV, 250 for access point, 95“96
using PDA as, 271“272 AES for, 199
Remote Management function, airlink, 86, 186“187
disabling, 192 for AirPort, 141, 143
repeater, adding to improve performance, antivirus software, 185
322“323 Bluetooth standards for, 52“53
ReplayTV Web site, 253, 258 closed network, creating, 195“196
RFID (radio frequency identification), crackers, 185
330, 334 encryption key for, 37
risk assessment, 184“187 hacking, 95
Robomow robotic lawnmower (Friendly for HomePlug, 60
Machines), 333 IEEE 802.11i standard, 198“199
robots, 275“276, 332“333 IEEE 802.11x standard, 198
Rockford Corporation Web site, 9 Internet, 86
rogue access point, 293 for Internet connection, 185“186, 192, 309
Roomba (iRobot) robotic vacuum cleaner, MAC layer filtering, 196
332 NAT providing, 30, 82, 92, 311
router not enabling security features, 184, 293
configuring for gaming, 228, 237“242 permissions, for file sharing, 214“216
definition of, 22, 29“30 reason for, 16
DHCP server built in to, 91 risk assessment, 184“187
DMZ for, 243“244 sharing and, 212
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Bluetooth standards for, 52“53 (continued) firewall tests, 186, 309“310
sniffer program, 196, 300“302 hot spots, locating, 300“302
spoofing MAC addresses, 196 Internet connection sharing using, 81
spool attack, 96 MediaManager, 256
SSID broadcast, disabling, 196 network interface adapter configuration,
testing for, 186, 309“310 118“120, 126“127
VPN providing, 96, 190, 311 performance tracking, 132“133
warchalking, 191 sniffer program, 196, 300“302
wardrivers, 183, 184, 295 Virtual CD, 221
Server Operators group, 214 SONICblue DVD player, 250
servers, 27. See also DHCP server; media Sony
server; MP3 servers; print server AIBO robotic dog, 275“276
service area. See SSID DSC-FX77 digital camera, 286
Service Set Identifier. See SSID PlayStation 2, 27, 232“233
ShieldsUP!! software (Gibson, Steve), 186, Web site, 27, 225, 289
310 sound card, gaming requirements for, 228
shopping. See also cost SoundLink Wireless Audio Delivery
e-commerce in cars, 328 System, 260
price comparison Web sites, 100 SourceForge Web site, 137
Siemens/Efficient Networks Web site, 22, speakers. See audio/video equipment
59, 70, 343 SpectraLink Web site, 332
signal. See radio signal speed. See data speed
signal processing algorithm, for SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection), 186, 309
HomePlug, 59 spoofing MAC addresses, 196
Signal to Noise Ratio. See SNR spool attack, 96
simplefi (Motorola) digital audio receiver, SPOT (Smart Personal Objects Technology,
248, 249 Microsoft), 335
slave devices in piconet, 51 SSID (Service Set Identifier)
Smart Homes For Dummies (Hurley, Briere), configuring, 111“112
275 default, changing, 191“192
Smart Personal Objects Technology. See definition of, 36
SPOT specifying for network interface
smartBridges Web site, 343 adapter, 120
SMC Networks Web site, 343 turning off broadcast for, 196
SnapStream Personal Video Station, 259 SST Component Framework (Intrigue
SneakerNet, 9 Technologies), 273
sniffer program, 196, 300“302 standalone network devices, 208
Snow ABS, 140 standards for wireless network. See IEEE
SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio), 133 802.11 standards
software. See also firmware star-shaped topology, 28
access point configuration, 89, 97“99, 109, Stateful Packet Inspection. See SPI
115“116 station. See workstation
adding Mac to Windows network, 162 stereo systems. See audio/video
AirPort, 141“143 equipment
antivirus, 185 storage devices, sharing, 27, 210“216
file sharing between Macs and PCs, streaming audio and visual files, 247
221“223 subnet, 167
firewall, 30, 82, 96 subnet mask, 108, 114, 167
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switch, 22, 29, 69, 93 Turtle Beach Systems AudioTron, 27, 272
Symbol Technologies Web site, 332, 343 TV. See also audio/video equipment
synchronization HDTV, 258
with Bluetooth, 280, 281, 283“285 home theater PC, 249, 257“260
definition of, 9 PDA as remote control for, 271“272
of handheld computers with PCs, 2Wire Web site, 59
127“128, 283“285 TX power, 39, 41
of handheld computers with watches, 336
•U•
•T• Ultra Wideband. See UWB
TCP/IP (Transmission Control unconscious connectivity, 50
Protocol/Internet Protocol), 30, 165 Universal Electronics Nevo, 271
TDK BlueM. See BlueM Universal Plug and Play-enabled router. See
TDK Systems Europe Web site, 54 UPnP-enabled router
technical support for access point, 101 Universal Serial Bus. See USB
TechWeb Web site, 342 Unlicensed National Information
Tejkowski, Erick (Mac OS X All-In-One Desk Infrastructure (U-NII) frequencies, 45
Reference For Dummies), 203 uplink port, for access point, 95
telephones. See phones UPnP-enabled router, 242
telnetting to access point, 99 USB (Universal Serial Bus) adapter. See
Terk Leapfrog Series WaveMaster 20, 260 also network interface adapters
themes, Windows XP, 205 for Bluetooth, 55, 288“289
3Com Web site, 343 definition of, 24, 33“34, 90
throughput, 45. See also data speed HomePlug bridge for, 60
Thursby Software Systems Web site, 162 for HPNA, 58
time-gate, 56 installing, 125“126
TiVo Web site, 258 user groups, for file sharing permissions,
T-Mobile hot spots, 297, 298 214“216
topology of network, 28 Users group, 214
touchpanels, home control using, 273“275 UWB (Ultra Wideband), 56
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
•V•
Protocol. See TCP/IP
transmission power, 39
Trimble Web site, 285 VeriChip (Applied Digital Solutions), 335
troubleshooting video cameras
after power outage, 92, 314 Bluetooth-enabled, 48, 287
interference from unknown source, wireless network-enabled, 13, 27, 268“270
314“315 video card, gaming requirements for, 227
Internet connection not working video game consoles. See gaming console
wirelessly, 307“308 video games. See games
multiple access points set to same video monitoring, 268“270, 274
channel, 113 video projectors, 250
orphaning client while reconfiguring videoconferencing, 308“309
access point, 116 virtual CD server, 221
performance problems, 314“324 Virtual CD software, 221
technical support for access point, 101 Virtual Private Network. See VPN
when everything stops working, 312 virus definition files, 185
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viruses, 185 firewall tests, 186
voice-only connection, Bluetooth, 51 firewalls, personal, 185
VoIP telephone companies, 332 freenets, 294
Vonage Web site, 332 gaming consoles, 27, 225
VPN (Virtual Private Network) HomePlug devices, 70
ABS compatible with, 142 HomePlug standard, 59
Boingo Wireless providing, 300 HPNA, 58
definition of, 96, 190, 311 industry standards, 342
Internet-capable appliances, 329
•W• iPAQ Pocket PC H5450, 54
IR interfaces, 272
ISPs, wireless-friendly, 296
WAG511 Dual Band Wireless PC Card
Java games, 226
(NETGEAR), 89
list of, 338“343
WAN router, 29“30
Mac, adding to Windows network, 162
WAN (wide area network), 26, 114, 311“312
media players, 249, 256
warchalking, 191
media server, 258
wardrivers, 86, 183, 184, 295
movies, 245, 259“260
warranties for access point, 100“101
MP3 players, 28, 264
watches, wireless technologies in, 334“336
MP3 servers, 9
WAV lossless compression, 253
music, online, 259“260
Wayport hot spots, 299
music servers, 252
weather station, wireless, 328
network interface adapter software, 126
Web server, mapping on ABS for, 142
network interface adapters, 36
Web sites. See also specific Web sites
online gaming, 227, 231, 233, 235, 236
AC adapters, product for hiding, 322
open source driver project, 137
access point vendors, 22
PC Card, dual-band, 89
access points with HomePlug, 70
PC PVR kits, 259
AirPort software, 144, 152
PDA remote control products, 271“272
antenna information, 318
pet tracking service, 331
AudioReQuest music server, 221
phone headsets, 282
BlueM device for PDAs, 54
phone jacks, wireless, 232
Bluetooth adapters, 289
phone service over wireless network, 332
Bluetooth technology, 48, 278
phone synchronization software, 281
Bluetooth-enabled devices, 53, 278,
phones supporting 802.11 standard, 332
282“283, 285“287
port forwarding, 242
Boingo Wireless hot spots, 299
powerline network products, 59
broadband discussions, 81
price comparisons of equipment, 100
car remote controls, 328
roaming services, 342
cars, wireless products for, 264
robots, 276, 332“333
CF cards, 35
routers with HPNA, 59
clothing with cell phone headset
sniffer programs, 301“302
wires, 283
for this book, 4, 262, 337
digital audio receiver, 248
T-Mobile hot spots, 298
DVD players, 250
touchpanels, 273, 274, 275
entertainment devices, 253
UWB, 56
Ethernet bridge, 253
vehicle monitoring systems, 327
Ethernet cables, 109
video cards, 227
exercise equipment, 328“329
virtual CD software, 221
file servers, 27
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watches, wirelessly enabled, 335“336 assigning IP addresses automatically,
Wayport hot spots, 299 170“172
weather station, wireless, 328 Internet connection sharing using,
wireless adapters for audio/video 178“179
equipment, 254“255 setting permissions for, 214“216
wireless Internet gateways, 30 setting up workgroup in, 206
wireless network video cameras, 27, 269, sharing files on, 213“214
270 sharing printers on, 218“219
wireless networking, list of Web sites for, viewing shared resources on, 207
338“343 Windows 2000 Professional operating
Web-based configuration software, 98, 115 system, My Network Places for, 205
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) Windows Explorer, viewing shared
encryption protocol resources with, 209
configuring, 113“114 Windows Me operating system
definition of, 37, 95“96, 187“188 Internet connection sharing using,
enabling, 190“195 176“178
how it works, 188“189 Network Neighborhood for, 205
key for, creating, 193“194 setting up workgroup in, 206
key for, format of, 195 sharing files on, 211“213
key length for, 188“189, 191 sharing printers on, 218
limitations of, 189“190 viewing shared resources on, 207
Wherify Web site, 335 Windows Pocket PC. See handheld
whole home audio/video network, 246. See computers
also audio/video equipment Windows XP For Dummies (Rathbone), 203
wide area network. See WAN Windows XP Media Center Edition, 245
Wi-Fi Alliance Windows XP operating system
compared with/Bluetooth, 49“50 assigning IP addresses automatically,
data speed standards, 45 172“173
definition of, 17 automatic network connections, 130“132
encryption protocols used by, 37 installing and configuring network
interoperability standards, 17, 42, 88 interface adapter, 129“130
network interface adapters, 36 Internet connection sharing using,
Web site for, 342 180“181
Wi-Fi Protected Access encryption modifying configuration for network
protocol. See WPA encryption protocol interface adapter, 127
Williams, Michael L. (Mac OS X All-In-One My Network Places for, 205
Desk Reference For Dummies), 203 setting permissions for, 214“216
Windows 95/98 operating system setting up workgroup in, 206
assigning IP addresses automatically, sharing files on, 213“214
169“170 sharing printers on, 218“219
Network Neighborhood for, 205 themes in, 205
setting up workgroup in, 206 viewing shared resources on, 207
sharing files on, 211“213 Wired Equivalent Privacy encryption
sharing printers on, 218 protocol. See WEP encryption protocol
viewing shared resources on, 207 wired network. See also network
Windows 98 SE operating system, Internet benefits of, 14
connection sharing using, 176“178 book about, 186
Windows 2000 operating system combining with wireless network, 67

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