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Setting Up Public Wireless Internet AccessInstalling and operating a Wi-Fi hotspot allows you to attract customers and differentiate your business. Deploying even a small wireless network has proven to be a difficult task for the average consumer, however. With this book as your guide, you can painlessly figure out the requirements for your Wi-Fi hotspot, how to properly set it up, how to operate it, and how to optimize it for the needs and security of your customers.Wi-Fi Hotspots helps you throughout the entire process of setting up a hotspot to offer free or fee-based Internet access to the general public:Understand the benefits to your business of hosting a hotspotDecide what type of hotspot you should implementExamine what equipment is best suited for your hotspotFollow step-by-step procedures for setting up your hotspotGet the word out about your hotspot availabilityEnsure your hotspot is not used improperlyEvaluate Wi-Fi security concernsFix common problems hotspot users faceIncrease the coverage area of your Wi-Fi hotspotWhether you are a small business owner looking to attract customers and distinguish your business or you are an IT professional at a larger organization looking to establish hotspot connectivity, this book provides you with everything you need to know in order to provide public wireless Internet access.Eric Geier is a computing and wireless networking author and consultant. For several years, he's be employed with Wireless-Nets, Ltd., a consulting firm focusing on the implementation of wireless mobile solutions and training.Eric is a Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA). He is an author and contributor of several books and eLearning (CBT) courses. He is a regular contributor at Wi-FiPlanet.com.For more information about Eric Geier, visit his website at http://www.egeier.comThis book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco PressR, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.
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Eric Royce Zeier (born September 6, 1972) is a former American football quarterback. In his six years in the NFL, he played for the Cleveland Browns (1995), Baltimore Ravens (1996–1998), and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1999–2000).
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