Understanding Networks and Their Layouts

Your office or home network might be small right now, but it might grow over time (which is what happened to me). This section explains some of the ways to look at larger, more complicated networks. This material is somewhat advanced and can be something to keep in the back of your mind when you are setting up your first Wi-Fi access point. But you might find that it provides a useful perspective even as you are getting started. The point of this section is to let you know what your options are as you start creating a wireless, or mixed wired and wireless network. After all, by the time you add computers for all your kids, an at home office, and wireless streaming media, you'll find that your network isn't ...

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