Chapter 4

Build a Home Network


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

  • What are the components required to build a home network?

  • What are wired and wireless network technologies?

  • What is Wi-Fi?

  • How do you configure wireless devices for secure communications?

Key Terms

This chapter uses the following key terms. You can find the definitions in the Glossary.

coaxial cable

fiber-optic cable

wireless LAN (WLAN)

Introduction (4.0)

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