Chapter 8. Wireless Wide Area Networks

Wireless networks have become very popular in recent years, with good reason: They are usually less expensive than traditional wired networks to implement, plus a wireless network can be quickly deployed anywhere, making it attractive to companies with a mobile or rapidly expanding workforce.

As with wired networks, there are two types of wireless networks: LAN and WAN. This chapter covers some of the security issues related to WANs, and the next chapter covers potential security problems with wireless LANs. It is important to understand that wireless networking technologies are rapidly evolving. Some of the concerns raised in these two chapters will undoubtedly be addressed in the near future. As with ...

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