Chapter 8. Wireless NIC Setup

Each computer or device that you want to join your wireless network needs a wireless network interface card (NIC). A wireless NIC provides a number of functions, including

• Enabling a computer (or device) to connect to your home network through a wireless signal

• Securing the communications path between the wireless router and your computers and devices connected over wireless

• Providing a way for you to connect your computer to other wireless networks outside your home

This chapter provides the steps necessary to set up your wireless NICs, getting them to communicate with your wireless home network. The starting assumption is that you have already completed the wireless router setup in Chapter 7, “Wireless Router ...

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