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Network Know-How by John Ross

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Wi-Fi Control Programs

Before you can move data through a Wi-Fi network, you must configure the network's base station to specify the operating channel you want to use, the password for data encryption, and other characteristics of the network. In addition, each wireless network adapter must also run a control program.

Access Point Configuration Programs

Your access point should have at least one wired connection to a computer in order to set and change the configuration settings. Depending on the make and model you're using, this connection might be through an Ethernet port, a USB port, or a serial data port. The access point uses this connection to accept configuration and setup commands and to send status information. Some access points can also ...

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