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How Personal & Internet Security Work by Preston Gralla

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Chapter 10. Wi-Fi Security Dangers and Protections

Wi-Fi Security Dangers and Protections

More and more, when people connect to the Internet, they’re not connecting via wires. Instead, they’re connecting wirelessly. A transceiver in their laptop or desktop computer communicates with a wireless device called an access point or router, which gives them access to the Internet.

Home networks are mainly wireless rather than wired. In fact, it’s difficult these days to even find a router for your home that is wired rather than wireless. Wireless home routers commonly include ports for connecting PCs with wires as well as wirelessly, so there’s no need to buy a wired-only router.

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