In order to maintain maximum compatibility with available 802.11b client hardware and yet still provide responsible access to the Internet, we can apply a combination of inexpensive hardware and freely available software to strike an acceptable balance between access and security.

In the following chapters, we’ll see how to set up basic wireless access to your existing wired network. We will then build a workable method for providing wireless services to your local community, for minimal cost, while promoting community participation and individual responsibility.

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