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Chapter 5. Building Your Wireless Network > Bridging Wireless Networks

Bridging Wireless Networks

Once you've been bitten by the wireless networking bug, it's all too easy to keep adding machines and expanding your network until suddenly you come up against a brick wall, perhaps literally. Your next expansion is stymied because some client computers cannot reach your single access point.

It's common for a larger house or office to lack an ideal place where a single access point can serve all the client computers. As we note earlier in this chapter, in the “Multiple Access Points” sidebar, adding an access point can solve the problem, but the access points typically have to be connected via Ethernet cables, in essence forming a wired backbone for your wireless networks.


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