Setting Up a Simple Wireless Network

For our first wireless network, it makes sense to use the basic gateway configuration from the previous chapter as our starting point. In your network design, it is likely that the wireless network is not directly attached to the Internet at large, but the wireless network will require a gateway of some sort. For that reason, it makes sense to reuse the working gateway setup for this wireless access point, with some minor modifications introduced over the next few paragraphs. After all, doing so is more convenient than starting a new configuration from scratch.


We are in infrastructure-building mode here, and will be setting up the access point first. If you prefer to look at the client setup first, see ...

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