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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Wireless Networking

To make it easier for users to take their laptops with them to meetings and to other locations in the office, many organizations are implementing wireless networks. Wireless networks can be deployed and used in many different configurations. This section examines the most common configurations.

Wireless Network Devices and Technologies

When you are working with wireless networks, the most common terms you’ll run across are wireless network adapter and wireless access point. Wireless adapters include PC cards for notebooks, Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) cards for desktops, and universal serial bus (USB) devices (which can be used with notebooks or desktops). A wireless adapter uses a built-in antenna to communicate with ...

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