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Chapter 9. Things That Go Bump in the Net > Wireless Networking Problems

Wireless Networking Problems

In almost all cases with a wired network, you either have a connection or you don't. They're binary—either on or off—and that makes sense to those of us who have become accustomed to computers. Wireless networks are different. They're fuzzy. Sometimes you can receive a strong signal while sitting on the couch; other times you won't be able to pick up anything in the same location. Frankly, this drives us nuts, and to judge from the problems we've helped people solve, it drives almost everyone else nuts too.

Luckily, the fuzziness of wireless network reception goes away when you look at the edges of the network—any problems you may have with your wireless network adapter or with reaching local network services or the Internet obey the more understandable rules of computer troubleshooting


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