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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition by Mark Edward Soper, Terry W Ogletree

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CHAPTER 19. IEEE 802.11b: Wi-Fi Pioneer

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

Components of an 802.11-Based Wireless Network 292

802.11b—First, But Fading Away 292

What to Look For in an Access Point 294

Do You Need a Wireless Network? 297

Connecting the Wireless Network to a Wired LAN 298

Dual-Mode Access Points 298

Why Wi-Fi? 299

This chapter is intended to give you a brief introduction to the IEEE 802.11b standard, the first widely-available wireless Ethernet network standard. As discussed in the preceding chapter, the 2.4GHz radio frequency band (the Industrial, Scientific, and Medical—ISM—band) has been set aside as a worldwide (for the most part) radio frequency to be used for specific purposes, and this frequency range doesn’t require ...

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