Pick Wi-Fi Network Gear

I expect you bought this book for one of three reasons:

  • You’re setting up a network from scratch in a new location, and want to know the latest and smartest way to set it up.

  • You have a network that doesn’t meet your needs in terms of speed or coverage, and you want to upgrade one or more access points or gateways, while keeping most of the network intact.

  • The current network you’re using has fully displeased you, and you want to swap out everything. You know what kind of performance you get now, and you want to improve upon it.

Since this is the crux of why you may have purchased this book, this chapter will address all those needs. First, though, it’s helpful to understand the two types of networks you’re likely to ...

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