Chapter 8

Setting Up a Wireless Network


Bullet Understanding wireless network standards

Bullet Reviewing basic radio terms

Bullet Considering infrastructure and ad-hoc networks

Bullet Working with a wireless access point

Bullet Configuring Windows for wireless networking

Bullet Securing a wireless network

Since the beginning of Ethernet networking, cable has been getting smaller and easier to work with. The original Ethernet cable was about as thick as your thumb, weighed a ton, and was difficult to bend around tight corners. Then came coaxial cable, which was lighter and easier to work with. Coaxial cable was supplanted by unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable, which is the cable used for most networks today.

Although cable through the years has become smaller, cheaper, and easier to work with, it is still cable. So you have to drill holes in walls, pull cable through ceilings, and get insulation in your hair ...

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