Back in January, I mentioned that Linux Unwired was just about ready to ship from O'Reilly and Associates. It turned out that Amazon.com's product availability information was wrong, and this book just came out. You can get it now through Amazon and many other booksellers.
If you followed the progress of my wireless network deployment in the Home Office, you already know that I got it working two weeks ago and so far it's been great. My laptop is reporting 54 Mbps throughput, and performance is so good that I haven't used the 100 Mbps PC card in my laptop since then, because I haven't noticed any real loss of performance.
I got some level of security running on my wireless network on April 8. Since my laptop runs Fedora, I had to read through its documentation, as well as that of the MadWiFi Project, which is the name of the driver that supports my D-Link DWL-G650 AirPlus XtremeG PC Card. I opted for WEP initially, because my network is not as exposed as it would be if I lived in a denser area, and because I wanted to get some security up as quickly as possible.
I intended to pick up Linux Unwired as soon as I could, because it appears to be a one-stop source for Linux wireless networking tips. I think it will be a good companion to the Wireless Networking Starter Kit that I mentioned in a previous article on Operation Gadget. Linux Unwired is probably also the quickest path to getting a higher level of security in place on my network.