Jennifer H. Meadows, Ph.D. & August E. Grant, Ph.D.*

The idea of setting up a computer network for home or personal use seemed unusual just a few years ago. However, with the increased use of computers in the home and the increasing number of homes with more than one computer, the idea of a home network is not only possible, in many cases, it is desirable. At the same time, the use of portable digital devices such as laptop computers and personal digital assistants (PDAs) has exploded, and with that has come the desire to access the Internet anywhere, anytime. Wireless network technology, such as Wi-Fi, is now being employed in a variety of public places, institutions, and businesses to give laptop and portable device users ...

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