Introduction

How many times have you needed network or Internet access at home and wished you could work in a different room, or even outside, without having to run a long Ethernet cable? How many times have you been in a public spot, such as an airport or hotel, and realized you needed to send a quick e-mail? How many hours have you wasted sitting in conference rooms between meetings while your e-mails pile up?

If you are like thousands of other corporate network users, telecommuters, business travelers, and home users, the answer is more than once. Network users take heed: 802.11-based WLANs hold the answer for you. 802.11-based networks provide the much sought-after mobility and bandwidth that network users have been asking for.

WLANs are not ...

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