Wireless networking technology is certainly getting its share of the headlines these days. Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) promise high mobility, increased convenience, and don’t require any expensive cabling infrastructure. You’ve decided that you’re ready to take the plunge, or at least ready to start learning more about undertaking a wireless implementation in your business, and understanding the key issues. Though this story is focused more on wireless networking for businesses, many of the concepts and some of the recommended deployment procedures apply to home use as well.
How many network administrators do you think would allow a complete stranger to walk into their wiring closet and plug in their notebook to their company’s network? Not too many, I suspect. But that’s what’s happening to companies coast-to-coast. Well, not exactly. Strangers aren’t plugging into networks, but they are attaching to networks using 802.11b wireless network cards, and that’s essentially the same thing.
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