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. ...