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Microsoft® Windows 7 In Depth by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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34. Wireless Networking

Wireless Networking in Windows 7

Wireless networks are everywhere. From home to work to just about everywhere on the road, it seems like you can fire up a wireless-capable device and get connected no matter where you are. Wireless networks are popular for several reasons, including low costs to get started and, more important, ease of configuration and use.

With the rapid growth of wireless networking has come evolving standards. The 802.11 series of standards was implemented in wireless hardware and software to ensure interoperability among vendors. However, that hasn’t stopped wireless hardware vendors from extending their hardware with proprietary add-ons. One thing is certain: The standards that define wireless networking ...

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