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

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Chapter 4. Networking Without Wires

In this chapter

  • Understanding networks in general

  • Hardware components of a wired network

  • Adding Wi-Fi capability to an existing network versus creating a Wi-Fi network from scratch

  • Equipment you'll need to add Wi-Fi capability to your network, or to create a Wi-Fi network

In Chapter 3, “Hitting the Road with Wi-Fi,” I gave you a taste of how easy it is to connect on the road—at coffee shops or hotels—using Wi-Fi. But perhaps you already know how to do this (it's easy enough, particularly with a mobile computer with integrated Wi-Fi, that this wouldn't be surprising). Or, maybe you don't care because, well, because you never travel.

Whatever the reason, that's fine! Wi-Fi is a great tool for more than mobile computing. ...

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