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

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Preliminaries

It's good news that usually a standard installation of a Wi-Fi access point is not much harder than plugging it in and turning it on. Typically, you'll be ready to use your wireless network (and shared Internet connection) within minutes.

But, much as I love Wi-Fi technology, I have to be honest. There can be a dark side to setting up a Wi-Fi access point. It's as if you were walking along a mountain path with steep drops on either side. As long as you can keep to the path everything is fine, but if you slip off either side, you can run into trouble.

Trouble tends to come in two forms:2

  • If your network is at all complicated, configuring your access point may require a little moxie.

  • Access points are tricky pieces of equipment, and ...

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