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

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The Equipment You'll Need

Clearly, the equipment you need depends on how you want to set up your network.

If you are planning to add Wi-Fi to a wired network, in addition to all the equipment you need for the wired network, you need a Wi-Fi access point.

If you are not adding Wi-Fi but rather planning to create a completely wireless Wi-Fi network from scratch, you need a Wi-Fi router to connect to your modem. You can buy a DSL or cable modem that is integrated with a Wi-Fi router as a single unit.

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You should also know that you can buy a single unit that works as a router for both wired and Wi-Fi computers. See Chapter 13 for more details about ...

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