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How Secure Is Your Wireless Network? Safeguarding Your Wi-Fi LAN by CCNA Lee Barken - CISSP MCP, CPA

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Introduction

The first time you sit down at your couch or kitchen table and surf the Web, a certain light bulb turns on. You realize… “Wow. This is cool.” The allure of checking email and visiting Web sites has been warmly embraced in the family rooms, backyards, and living quarters in homes and apartments around the world.

At first, many of these folks deployed a wireless network just because they thought it would be easier to set up an AP than to lay out hundreds of feet of sprawling Cat5 cable. However, pretty soon the idea catches on and the mysterious and magnetic draw of the 802.11 radio waves becomes contagious. Once you've tried the magic of wireless networking, there's simply no way to go back to the tethered life of cables and cords. ...

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