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Chapter 1. Why Network Wirelessly? > What Is Wireless Networking?

What Is Wireless Networking?

Wireless networking, for the purposes of this book, refers to connecting two or more computers to create a local area network (LAN) using radio transmitter/receivers (sometimes called transceivers). Figure 1.1 shows a wireless network adapter you can connect to a USB port on your computer.

Figure 1.1. A wireless network adapter from Linksys.



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