If you want to be certified, this will help. 800 pages with CD.
CCNA Cisco Certified Network associate wireless study guide (Exam 640-721) / Henry Chou, Michael Kang, McGraw-Hill, 2010
If you need to be certified, this book will help. 500 pages.
Head First Networking By Al Anderson, O’Reilly, 2009
A tutorial for network cabling and protocols with visual gags that will keep anyone, teen or older, glued to the pages. It still retains the great O’Reilly quality. 450 pages.
Mobile Peer to Peer (P2P) : a tutorial guide / [edited by] Frank H.P. Fitzek, Wiley, 2009
Systems engineering for wireless networking. This is a collection of sections by various authors. Many of them feature the Symbian OS. 250 pages, hardcover.
CompTIA Network+ all-in-one Exam Guide / Mike Meyers, McGraw-Hill, 2009
If you want to get certified, this book will be useful. It has many similarities with the other Meyers book ‘Managing and Troubleshooting’ noted below. 650 pages, hard cover.
Mike Meyers’ CompTIA network+ guide to Managing and Troubleshooting Networks / Mike Meyers, McGraw-Hill, 2009
If you want to get certified, here is your book. It is quite useful in any case. And the pictures add value: did you know what an F-connector on coax looks like? (It’s what connects your satellite TV dish, or your broadband wireless antenna. 500 pages, large format.
The structure and dynamics of networks / Mark Newman, Princeton University Press, 2006
A compilation of academic papers, and heavy reading. 550 pages, large format, poorly typeset.
CompTIA Network+ certification study guide / Glen E. Clarke
This book is for the network admin who wants to get certified. 750 pages, and a CD containing test questions and the pdf book.