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To set up your wireless LAN, one of the first steps is to install your wireless access point. A wireless access point serves as a bridge between your wired network and the wireless network. It can also be used in a stand-alone manner to set up an ad-hoc wireless network without the need for any wired network at all. In terms of physical positioning, the wireless access point should be mounted as high as possible for best antenna coverage although placement at any location works well.

After you’ve set up the wireless access point, the next step is to plug in your wireless card into your laptop. The steps involved are listed in the following scenario; basically, they involve plugging the card into the laptop’s PCMCIA slot, then simply running through the prompts once Windows 2000, or another suitable operating system, has detected a new hardware device. After that, Internet access is immediate, and you can begin surfing the Web or sending email as needed. You can be up and running in a matter of minutes, assuming you have a wireless access point to connect with.


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