Chapter 10. Wireless Networking

The Risks and Rewards of Wireless Networking 330

Controlling Connections to a Wireless Access Point 334

Encrypting Wireless Transmissions 337

Configuring a Windows Computer for Wireless Networking 340

Extra Security for Wireless Networks 346

Just a few years ago, wireless networks were an expensive, esoteric choice, used only in specialized business applications where their benefits outweighed their tremendous cost and complexity. In recent years, however, the price of wireless networking hardware has plummeted. In most portable computers and in a growing number of desktop computers and home entertainment devices, wireless technology is built in as a matter of course. Setting up a wireless network no longer takes an ...

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