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Wireless Security: Know It All by Jon S. Wilson, Chris Lanthem, Frank Thornton, George L Stefanek, Timothy Stapko, James F. Ransome PhD, CISM, CISSP, John Rittinghouse PhD, CISM, Stephen A. Rackley, Chris Hurley, Tony Bradley, Dan Bensky, Praphul Chandra

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Chapter 22. Home Network Security

22.1. Introduction

I have a wireless network in my home. I am no “Mr. Fix-it” when it comes to home projects, so when I had to figure out how to run network cable from the router in the kitchen to my kids’ rooms, going through walls and floors and around cinder blocks, I sprang for the wireless equipment instead. At first, it was primarily so that I could use my laptop from any room in the house, but as time went by we eventually switched almost every computer in the house to a wireless connection.

Wireless networks provide a great deal of convenience and flexibility, and are relatively easy to set up. Actually, they may be too easy to set up. Some pieces of wireless equipment are almost plug-and-play devices, ...

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