About the Author
Danny Briere founded TeleChoice, Inc., a telecommunications consulting company, in 1985 and now serves as CEO of the company. Widely known throughout the telecommunications and networking industry, Danny has written more than 1,000 articles about telecommunications topics and has authored or edited eight books, including Internet Telephony For Dummies, Smart Homes For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and Home Theater For Dummies. He is frequently quoted by leading publications on telecommunications and technology topics and can often be seen on major TV networks providing analysis on the latest communications news and breakthroughs. Danny lives in Mansfield Center, Connecticut, with his wife and four children.
Walter R. Bruce III is a writer and consultant who is an avid wireless network user and who has been programming and using computers since the late 1960s (that’s right, he’s old). For more than a dozen years, Walter has been training computer users and writing and publishing books about computer technology. He has written many internationally published books on a variety of computer operating system, database, telecommunication, and networking topics. As a publishing professional, he has also directed the publication of hundreds of computer-related books for three successful publishing companies. Walter holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics as well as a law degree. Walter installed his first network in 1985 in the Pentagon while working for the Judge Advocate General of the United States Air Force. He was practicing law in the USAF when he discovered his affinity for teaching people how to use computers. For several years, he has directed Novell Press, the official publisher of books about Novell networking technology. Walter currently lives with his family in the Silicon Valley area of northern California.
Pat Hurley is a consultant with TeleChoice, Inc., specializing in emerging telecommunications technologies including all the latest access and home technologies: wireless LANs, DSL, cable modems, satellite services, and home networking services. Pat frequently consults with the leading telecommunications carriers, equipment vendors, consumer goods manufacturers, and other players in the telecommunications and consumer electronics industries. Pat is the co-author of Internet Telephony For Dummies, Smart Homes For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and Home Theater For Dummies. He lives in San Diego, California, with his wife and two smelly dogs.