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CompTIA Network+ N10-005 Authorized Cert Guide by Kevin Wallace

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Chapter 8. Connecting Wirelessly

After completion of this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

• How do various wireless LAN (WLAN) technologies function, and what wireless standards are in common use?

• What are some of the most important WLAN design considerations?

• What WLAN security risks exist, and how can those risks be mitigated?

The popularity of wireless LANs (WLAN) has exploded over the past decade, allowing users to roam within a WLAN coverage area, allowing users to take their laptops with them and maintain network connectivity as they move throughout a building or campus environment. Many other devices, however, can take advantage of wireless networks, such as gaming consoles, smart phones, and printers. ...

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