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

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What's It Going to Cost?

It's really dangerous mentioning dollars-and-cents figures in a book for several reasons. The cost of computer-related devices is constantly changing, mostly going down over time as specific technologies become more mainstream. It's a safe bet that it will cost less to create a Wi-Fi network by the time you read this book than it cost as I was writing it.

It is also true that there are many different possible network configurations, as I've explained earlier in this chapter. Your network is unlikely to be my network. The cost of setting up your Wi-Fi network will largely depend on how many devices you need to equip with Wi-Fi.

That said, although it's still more expensive than setting up a small wired network, the bottom ...

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