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Chapter 8. Setting Up a Home Network > Setting Up a Wireless Network

Setting Up a Wireless Network

If you don't want to run all those cables, you need a wireless network. The setup is similar, but with some important differences.

How It Works

In a wireless network, the hub function is performed by a wireless router, sometimes called a base station or an access point. This device can make both wireless and wired connections; most base stations include four or more Ethernet connectors in addition to wireless capabilities.


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