In This Chapter
• Getting a handle on wireless networking
• Translating the alphabet soup of Wi-Fi standards
• Understanding wireless network interface cards
• Learning about wireless routers
• Purchasing wireless networking equipment
Your PC needs some networking hardware to connect to the Internet, assuming you have a broadband connection. Moreover, you probably have at least one other computer, and it would be handy if all your machines could see each other and share resources such as folders, printers, and Internet connections. That’s what networking is all about, but to get that far requires a hardware investment. This chapter gives you the information you need to make good networking investments. I describe ...