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

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The Equipment You Need

The answer to the question, “What equipment do you need to hit the road and connect?” is: not much.

Obviously, you need a mobile computing device such as a laptop, or possibly a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). Most likely, you'll be using a laptop computer.

See Chapter 6, “Buying a Wi-Fi PDA,” and Chapter 10, “Tools for the Perfect Road Warrior,” for more information about using Wi-Fi with PDAs.

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Another good approach is to use a USB Wi-Fi adapter with your laptop, particularly if you don't have a free slot for a PC Card. This kind of device just slips into a USB port on your laptop. For more information about using a ...

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