Chapter 13. Buying a Wi-Fi Access Point or Router
In this chapter
Understanding network hardware
The Linksys Wireless Broadband Router
Perhaps you've tried Wi-Fi on the road and have seen how great it is! It's also okay if you haven't! In any case, you are ready to “unwire” your home or small office by adding a Wi-Fi network.
You'll find that it's very easy to create a Wi-Fi network from scratch (or to add Wi-Fi to an existing Ethernet network).
This chapter gets you started building your own Wi-Fi network. There are quite a number of different pieces of hardware (or hardware combinations) you can use to do this, which can seem a bit overwhelming. But, fear not! ...