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Access Control—Your LAN

Access control facilities that are built in to your access point router combination have a powerful capability to control many aspects of the way your private network, or LAN, operates. The most important of these aspects have to do with the security of your LAN and how computers within your LAN connect to it.

This section explains the mechanics of the most important access control settings, using the D-Link and Linksys access point router combo units as fairly typical examples. Note that overall security concerns (and checklists regarding the actions you should take) that impact a wireless network are discussed in Chapter 18, “Securing Your Wi-Fi Network.”


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