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

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CHAPTER 53. Adding Wireless Networking to a LAN

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER

Why Go Wireless? 986

Choosing Locations for Access Points 988

Security Issues 990

Wireless networking is one of the fastest-growing segments of networking in both business and small office/home office (SOHO) environments. As the family of 802.11-based wireless networks has expanded to embrace faster versions and Wi-Fi interoperability testing has helped assure that Wi-Fi Certified wireless hardware from different vendors can be used on the same network, the price of wireless LAN equipment has fallen dramatically. The introduction of a wireless LAN wizard in Windows XP, starting with Service Pack 2, along with vendor-specific improvements in setup, has made ...

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