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

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More About Mixed Wired-Wireless Networks

Back in Chapter 14, I explained one good way to configure a mixed Wi-Fi and wired network using a combination Wi-Fi access point/router such as the Linksys Wireless Broadband Router or the Apple Extreme Base Station. What this amounted to was the simplest possible topology, namely plugging the wired part of the network into the access point/router as shown in Figure 16.7.

Figure 16.7. The easiest way to set up a mixed Wi-Fi and wired network is to plug the wired devices into the Wi-Fi access point/router.

However, the topology shown in Figure 16.7 is not the only way to do things. As I showed you in Chapter ...

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