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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 3. Larger Scale Wi-Fi Setups

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In Chapter 2, “Setting Up Your Personal Wireless Network,” you set up a peer-to-peer Wi-Fi network by merely plugging PCM cards into portables, or adding PCM/PCI cards or USB units to your computers. This system works well where a network is relatively small. There is no server, nor are there any Wi-Fi access point units.

A larger Wi-Fi system involves more than those little PCM cards. You must also install access point units. These units typically weigh about one pound and ...

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