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

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Setting Up a Hotspot with a DMZ

Suppose you have a small office with a network, and want to set up a public Wi-Fi hotspot. The single most important requirement is that people who use the Wi-Fi hotspot should not be able to access the office network.

There are many ways to set up a network to do this, depending on the functionality that is required. Also, if you are setting up a commercial hotspot, you should get the advice of the Wi-Fi network provider you will be working with in planning the hotspot (unless you expect to be doing service provisioning yourself). You should also know that there are a number of turn-key “put up a hotspot” kits available, which you can buy and not have to think about further.

In any case, the key concept to protect ...

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