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Wireless Networks first-step by Jim Geier

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Wireless LAN Systems

A wireless LAN system consists of a set of components and configurations that satisfy the needs of a particular application. It's possible to define a general wireless LAN system based on broad application types. Take a look at some examples.

Home and Small Office Wireless LANs

The use of a wireless LAN in a home or small office avoids the need to run network cabling to interconnect PCs, laptops, and printers. Just about anyone can purchase applicable components at an electronics or office supply store and install a wireless LAN. Installation and configuration of the wireless LAN is simple.

As shown in Figure 5-4, a home or small office wireless LAN generally includes a single wireless LAN router that connects to a broadband ...

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