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Chapter 8. Entering a World Without Wires > Understanding Wi-Fi Networks

Understanding Wi-Fi Networks

You're on the road, and you've found a location with a Wi-Fi broadcast device that your mobile computer can talk to. A Wi-Fi broadcast device is variously referred to as an access point, an AP, or a hotspot.

With your access point located, you're ready to sit right down, establish a wireless connection, and start reading your email and surfing the Web, right? Not so fast, partner!


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