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Summary

Here are the key points to remember from this chapter:

  • You should understand what the different pieces of wireless networking gear do before you buy one.

  • An access point, also called a base station, is the heart of a wireless network.

  • A wireless bridge can be used to connect a device with an Ethernet connection to a wireless network.

  • A wireless bridge can be used to extend the range of wireless access points.

  • Home and small office wireless access points are much less expensive than they used to be and range in cost from less than $50 to around $250.


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