Wireless Networking Basics
If you're a complete newbie I'd like to congradulate you for tackling the subject of wireless home networking and watching these tutorials. Wireless networking has grown very rapidly in the past few years. As computers get cheaper and the cool things you can do with a wireless home network become more affordable and accessible the better off those who understand the technology will be.
For the most part this course follows an organizational structure of left to right and top to bottom. If you stick to this format you'll find the earlier tutorials build a foundation for later ones. Of course this isn't mandatory. You don't have to sit through 20 or so videos first before getting to the parts your interested in.
The Basics Section is broken down into three parts. Choose whichever ones that suit you best:
- Letters and Acronyms: If you have no familiarity at all with any the terminology of wireless networking such as what Wireless A,B,G or N means the Wireless Acronyms section would be a good place to start. This section is presented as sort of a history lesson that explains the progression of wireless networking from it's beginnings to present day.
- Wireless Network Interference: If you haven't purchased a wireless router yet the environment you'll be placing your new router in should determine what type of router you'll need. You may have already purchased a router and are experiencing flakiness on your wireless network. The section on Causes Of Wireless Network Interference goes into detail about the various forms of wireless interference, what you can do about them and what type of gear to use to overcome it.
- Wireless Security: Many people set up a wireless network and do nothing about setting up Security. This may be because they feel they don't want to get involved with something they know nothing about so why bother with it and risk breaking everything? The Wireless Network Security section gives you some useful details about wireless network security and explains why it doesn't have to be such a pain to set up.
Once again if you find any parts of the course confusing please let me know and I do whatever I can to help.