In this chapter, you will learn how to
• Describe the basics of wireless networking
• Explain the differences between wireless networking standards
• Configure a wireless network
Some of the biggest hurdles to setting up a wired network are the wires. Most businesses frown on having CAT 5 cables running down every hall and along every wall, so wiring a building for networking means installing cabling up into ceiling crawl spaces and down behind walls and paneling. Any tech who’s had to do this more than a few times can tell you that “pulling cable” is a tough job even under the best conditions.
Installing network cabling can be impractical or, in some cases, prohibited, such as in a building that’s been designated ...