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Summary

Here are the key points to remember from this chapter:

  • It's easy to create ad hoc Wi-Fi connections between Wi-Fi–equipped computers.

  • Sharing an Internet connection is easy and useful with ad hoc connections, but it can pose a security risk.

  • Ipconfig can help you resolve Internet configuration issues with your computers on your network.

  • Simple star-topology access point networks are easy to set up and manage, but when your networks start getting complicated, there are many things to think about.

  • There are many ways to arrange a network.

  • If you need to provide public access to your wireless network, you should consider creating a network that defends the integrity of your private resources.


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