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By Harold Davis

Absolute Beginner's advisor to wireless is a publication for rookies who are looking to sign up for the wireless revolution. utilizing easy-to-understand language, this ebook teaches you all you want to learn about wireless, from settling on the wireless method that's good for you to including a wireless card and comparable software program to discovering hotspots and entry issues. With the aid of this publication, it is possible for you to to configure a house community and proportion net connections fast and simply. additionally, the publication covers all vital safety concerns in order that a consumer is much less uncovered to threats, in addition to the dos and don'ts of touring with a wireless enabled computer.

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The PowerBook 15" and 17" laptops shown on the right have AirPort Extreme (Wi-Fi) built-in whereas the 15" and smaller notebooks on the left do not. [View full size image] < Day Day Up > < Day Day Up > Buying a Windows Notebook with Integrated Wi-Fi Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of buying a Windows mobile computer! Unlike the straightforward universe of the Mac, there are innumerable brands of Windows computers you can buy, in many different configurations. You can also reasonably buy these systems from a veritable cornucopia of vendors, both online and in the brick-and-mortar world.

3. 3. In a client/server network, a central server controls the resources shared by client computers. 44 Part I: Why Wi-Fi? Part I: Why Wi-Fi? 45 Generally, client/server networks are found in larger-scale enterprise environments. I've described them here in case you work in an environment that has this kind of network. But you probably don't need anything as complex (and expensive) to administer in your home or small office. For the sake of keeping things simple, in this chapter I'll assume you are interested in assembling a peer-to-peer network (or already have such a network that you'd like to add Wi-Fi capabilities to).

This is another way of saying that the hub receives information from any device plugged into it and transmits the information to all other connected devices. It neither knows nor cares which devices the information is going to. It is up to each individual device to pick up the data meant for it. Plugging four devices into a hub has more or less the same result as connecting the devices to each other. Typical wired hubs are very inexpensive and come with four or five sockets for connections to computers, but some hubs can have a great many more connections.

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