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

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Chapter 15. Configuring Your Wi-Fi Network

In this chapter

  • Ad-hoc networking

  • Working with Ipconfig

  • Working with different network topologies

  • Serving Wi-Fi to an area with interference

  • Creating a hotspot

In Chapter 14, “Setting Up Your Access Point,” I showed you how to set up a very simple network using a Wi-Fi access point/router combination. The equipment needed for that kind of network has become quite inexpensive, and it should do for a great many home and small office applications. This chapter fills in some gaps in Chapter 14, and discusses some of the other topics that can come up in networks that involve Wi-Fi. I'll start by showing you how ad-hoc, or peer-to-peer, networking works with Wi-Fi. Next, I'll go on to a number of topics that ...

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