Chapter 5. Configuring Wireless Access Points

So far you have been learning about how wireless networks work and how to connect to one. In this chapter, I show you how to deploy a wireless network yourself. I illustrate this using two different wireless access points and considering how they might be used in two different environments?one at home and another in the office. Of course, many home users will have needs that are closer to that of an office, and some small offices may have needs closer to that of a home user. For the purposes of these examples, the home environment is assumed to have consumer-level broadband access, while the office environment is assumed to have a more extensive wired network in place.