The State of the Book

We appreciated the positive feedback from readers of both editions of The Wireless Networking Starter Kit (WNSK), but sales of the second edition released in 2004 didn't warrant further revision. We're now making that second edition available as a free download (14 MB, PDF).

We've also written three new electronic books—two of them revised in October 2007—that update and extend large amounts of the material. Follow the links to read the tables of contents, download samples, and find out more.

Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Extreme Network covers using Apple's latest, fastest AirPort Extreme technology to its best advantage, including mixing older and newer Wi-Fi gear, and designing the best network architecture for homes and small offices. Includes details for Mac OS X 10.4, Windows XP, and Windows Vista setup. Read more...

Pub. Oct. 3, 2007
171 pages, $10.00, downloadable

(Bundled with Take Control of Your Wi-Fi Security for $17.50)

Take Control of Your Wi-Fi Security is an adapted, updated, and much expanded version of the security parts of WNSK, including specific advice for securing small office networks, and all of the latest information on WPA and WPA2 security. Read more...

Pub. Oct. 3, 2007
114 pages, $10.00, downloadable

(Bundled with either Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Extreme Network or Take Control of Your AirPort Network for $17.50)

Take Control of Your AirPort Network focuses on Apple Wi-Fi networking prior to the 802.11n base station released in Feb. 2007, including how to run AirPort base stations and how to connect to an AirPort network from many different platforms, including Mac OS 9, Windows, and Mac OS X 10.2 and later. Read more...

Updated Sept. 15, 2005
161 pages, $10.00, downloadable

(Bundled with Take Control of Your Wi-Fi Security for $17.50)