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

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Troubleshooting a Network Using Ipconfig

Most of the time, if you are deploying a simple Wi-Fi network like the infrastructure style network described in Chapter 14, or a one-to-one ad-hoc network like the one explained so far in this chapter, you won't have any problems setting up a network. But sometimes networks go bad.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR A NETWORK TO GO BAD?

You know you are having network problems when… one or more nodes on the networks stop being able to “see” other nodes on the network, or some (or all) of the nodes on the network stop being able to access the Internet.

Although many network problems are easy to find and fix—for example, an unplugged cable—others can be more subtle.

It can be very difficult to diagnose network problems ...

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