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Windows 8 In Depth by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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Wireless Network Setup Choices

To be able to distinguish your network’s signal from others and to secure your network, you will be asked to make the following choices when you set up a wireless network:

An SSID (Service Set Identifier)—A short name that you give your network, up to 32 characters in length. This could be your last name, your company name, your pet’s name, or whatever makes sense to you.

A security type—The authentication method that your network uses to determine whether or not a given computer should be allowed to connect. For home and small office use, the choices are as follows, in order of increasing security:

No Authentication (open)—No authentication is performed; any computer can connect to the network.

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