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Network Security First-Step, Second Edition by Donald Stoddard, Thomas M. Thomas

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Essentials First: Wireless LANs

This chapter discusses the use of wireless LANs (WLAN), which are roaring into use almost every time you turn around—from airports, restaurants, and coffee shops, to people’s homes. The growth of personal computers in the 1980s led to the creation of LANs and the Internet in the 1990s; this allowed for connections, regardless of geographic location. WLANs are proving to be the next technology growth area for the 2000s. Businesses are, of course, recognizing the benefits of WLANs and deploying them in ever-increasing numbers. Just as businesses were forced to provide security to PCs and the Internet, so too must businesses understand that, despite the productivity and mobility gains they provide, WLANs have associated ...

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