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

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cable

Broadband Internet delivery over the same cable that is used to bring in television content, primarily to residential subscribers.

Centrino

Notebooks with chips made by Intel that feature integrated Wi-Fi.

client

A device or program connected to a server of some sort. Typically, a client is a personal computer connected to a server computer that relies on the server to perform some operations.

client-server network

In a client-server network, a centralized server computer controls and polices many of the basic functions of the network, and intermediates the communications between the computers on the network.

closed node

A Wi-Fi broadcast that is protected by WEP.

CompactFlash (CF) card

Used to add memory (and in some cases other functionality, ...

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