Chapter 3. First Steps to Setting Up a Wi-Fi Hotspot

The following are the overall steps to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot:

  1. Choose a hotspot solution.

  2. Set up an Internet connection.

  3. Find and purchase equipment.

  4. Configure the equipment.

  5. Physically install the equipment.

  6. Test the hotspot.

This chapter explains how to complete Steps 1 and 2. After you complete the first two steps, you should continue with the chapter corresponding to the hotspot solution you choose so that you can complete the remaining steps.

Step 1: Choose a Hotspot Solution

Of course, you can research the many different hotspot solutions yourself; however, this book will save you some time by discussing four possible solutions in detail. At least one of these solutions should work well for your ...

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