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Beginners Guides: Wireless home networking - Beginners Guides: Wireless home networking
Mon, July 07 2003 | 3:46PM | PermaLink Feedback?
everyone knows, Wireless networking is hot. Or at least the idea of it is... Wireless networks abound in coffee franchises, Colleges and even McDonalds (in theory). And why not? It's an inherently desirable idea. No wires, minimal setup, as we said, why not ? Well, price used to be the reason, but now driving this boom is the falling price of basic wireless networking equipment. The premium over conventional wired networks has dropped to a point where wireless is a valid option for most home networks, not just businesses and educational institutions. So let's look into what is involved in making your home network wireless. This article will cover purchasing and setting up home wireless equipment, look at the available standards for wireless networking, and cover some basic security guidelines. If you have already set up a conventional home network, jump right in. Otherwise you may wish to read the PCstats Guide to basic home networking to get a better idea of the basics of networking computers. This SMC wireless router is an example of what could be used. Some wireless routers only have one antenna, but we find two preferable. You can read PCStats' review of this equipment here. This article assumes a few things: That you have two or more computers with Windows operating systems, a basic knowledge of computer terms, and an understanding of what networking computers together implies.
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