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The Wi-Fi Experience: Everyone’s Guide to 802.11b Wireless Networking by Richard Mansfield, Harold Davis

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Chapter 1. Understanding Wi-Fi

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Wireless networking, dominated by Wi-Fi, is rapidly replacing or extending traditional wire networks in homes, campuses, and offices everywhere.

Wi-Fi is now more cost effective than wired networks in most situations, and Wi-Fi offers more benefits to users. For example, users gain the freedom to roam with their computers, yet remain connected to their local network or to the Internet. You can also save considerable money every month by sharing a single Wi-Fi Internet connection among multiple users.

Wi-Fi is an excellent, inexpensive way to quickly network your desktop ...

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