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Anywhere Computing with Laptops: Making Mobile Easier by Harold Davis

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More About Mixed Wired-Wireless Networks

In Chapter 13, I explained one good way to configure a mixed Wi-Fi and wired network using a combination Wi-Fi access point/router such as the Linksys Wireless Broadband Router or the Apple Extreme Base Station. This amounted to the simplest possible topology, namely plugging the wired part of the network in to the access point/router as shown in Figure 15.28.

Figure 15.28. The easiest way to set up a mixed Wi-Fi and wired network is to plug the wired devices in to the Wi-Fi access point/router.

However, the topology shown in Figure 15.28 is not the only way to do things. As I showed you in Chapter 14

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