AskMisterWizard.com Wireless Networking Videos on DVD-ROM,
WiFi Compendium 2010
Volume 1 of our series includes 20 video chapters
totaling more than 1.5 hours
of high quality video instruction. Focusing on today's modern WiFi networks,
it includes everything you need to know to create, improve, or manage your home
or small office WiFi network.
Many people pay thousands of dollars to get this information
at networking camps, seminars, and conferences. You can have it ALL, and you can
learn faster than anybody else, with this fantastic set of movies on DVD.
All of the basics are covered here. Makes
an ideal gift for the student or technologist in your family!
These videos will make you THE WiFi EXPERT in your
office, dorm, or neighborhood, and will protect you from the abuse or stupidity
of others. YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT!
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the world's best, most convenient reference on WiFi technologies in a durable,
well-organized format that will serve you for years and years. Whether you're a
technologist, a consumer, a student, developing a career in high tech sales, or
training others, this is absolutely the best way to learn about WiFi networking.
Here's a list of the individual video clips as organized on
Wireless Networking Introduction Series
- Part 1of 8: Historical overview of Wireless Technologies
- Part 2 of 8: Introduction to the various versions of WiFi: 802.11a, b,
g, and n variants, with the history and advantages of each. Includes a brief
discussion of the popular, increasingly sophisticated applications that can
be used with the more advanced versions.
- Part 3 of 8: WiFi network equipment concepts, components and vocabulary.
- Part 4 of 8: Basic, Single-Function WiFi Devices. Animated illustrations
of the basic components of a WiFi installation: Broadband Modem, Router,
Ethernet Switch, Wireless Access Point, and WiFi adapters. You'll be
prepared to go shopping for WiFi equipment without relying on mercy (or
misinformation) from the store clerks!
- Part 5 of 8: Multifunction WiFi Devices. As the WiFi industry has
evolved and progressed, vendors have combined more and more of the basic
WiFi functions into increasingly elaborate devices.
- Part 6 of 8: "Daisy-Chaining" Multiple WiFi Devices, Part 1 of 2. Today
it is possible to purchase a single, low-cost WiFi module containing all of
the basic components necessary to propagate WiFi Internet access throughout
a large house or business office. However, this approach may conflict with
existing equipment that may already contain overlapping functions. It is
easy to become confused when confronted with the conflicting names and
functions and packages that can overlap and combat one another without
careful planning. This video clip discusses some of the available
combinations, with special emphasis on areas where overlapping functions in
multiple network boxes can cause problems.
- Part 7 of 8: Daisy-Chaining Multiple WiFi Devices, Part 2 of 2. More
discussion of the conflicts, challenges, and solutions arising from
combinations of multi-function WiFi devices. Without this information, your
network might not work at all, or it might bog down as individual modules
blather at one another in misguided attempts to offer competing, overlapping
- Part 8 of 8: More Advanced, Single-Function Devices. WiFi vendors are
constantly offering new, more advanced, more innovative devices. The most
important, useful, and popular ones are discussed here.
Setting Up A WiFi LAN The Easy Way Series
The two videos in this series are very popular, consisting of colorful, clear
animations illustrating construction, configuration, and use of a typical,
modern WiFi LAN. Many people tell us these are their favorites from among all of
our WiFi offerings.
- Setting Up A WiFi LAN The Easy Way Part 1 o f 2, The Parts With Wires:
You can't eliminate all of the wires from your network; this video lays the
- Setting Up A WiFi LAN The Easy Way Part 2 of 2, Wireless Portions: How
to configure the wireless features of your network, including the powerful "WPA"
encryption family that can keep your wireless traffic private and
inaccessible to unauthorized people.
An Introduction to Wireshark
"Wireshark" is a very sophisticated, free software tool for your PC, laptop,
or LINUX machine that will allow you to examine all of the traffic traversing
your Ethernet LAN. If people are abusing your network or accessing the forbidden
fruits of the Internet, you can see EXACTLY what they're up to with Wireshark.
We've included video clips that will have you running with the basics of
Wireshark in about an hour. Note that Wireshark is oriented toward WIRED
Ethernet. Although it can monitor SOME WiFi activity, there are important
restrictions unless you buy an extra (and expensive) special WiFi adapter.
However, using the information in the clips on this DVDROM, it is usually easy
to modify the "wired" portions of your WiFi setup for powerful Wireshark
compatibility and full monitoring.
- Wireshark Introduction
- Wireshark 01 Download
- Wireshark 02 Installing On Windows
- Wireshark 03 Startup Overview
- Wireshark 04 Commence Capture And Overview 3 Display Areas
- Wireshark 05 Capture Interface Overview
- Wireshark 06 Capture Interface Area 2 of 3
- Wireshark 07 Capture Interface Area 2 Leads To Area 3
- Wireshark 08 Drop Down Menus Overview
Are My Neighbors Stealing WiFi Access Series
Experts estimate that hundreds of thousands of WiFi systems are providing
"free WiFi" services to neighbors without knowing it. Are your neighbors
stealing free WiFi from your connection? This section explores
that possibility, and helps you make the determination.
- Are My Neighbors Stealing WiFi Access Introduction. How to determine
whether unauthorized people are accessing your WiFi network by examining the
"Blinkylights" on the front panel of your WiFi router.