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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi® Wireless Networking by Harold Davis

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Chapter 1. Entering a World Without Wires

In this chapter

  • Understanding the 802.11 standard and Wi-Fi

  • How the Wi-Fi Alliance works

  • Why Wi-Fi is important, and its place in the world

  • Wi-Fi networks and how they work: the hundred-mile view

  • Hitting the road with Wi-Fi

Have you ever wanted to lounge on a beach chair at a fancy resort and surf the Internet? Connect and get your email in a coffee shop such as Starbucks, or one inside a Borders bookstore? Put together some computers in your home so that they can share files or access to the Internet without drilling holes or snaking snarled wires from one computer to another?

With Wi-Fi, you can do all these things, and more.

This book shows you how.

I don't assume you know anything about Wi-Fi, or about ...

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