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Chapter 6. Setting Up Wireless Connectio... > Understanding How Wireless Networkin...

Understanding How Wireless Networking Works

Wireless networking is what its name implies—networking without wires. Instead of communicating through physical connections (such as cables or phone lines), a wireless network uses radio signals (much like walkie-talkies, only much more sophisticated).

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You might also hear wireless networking referred to as WiFi or IEEE 802.11 (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) networking. The latter is the technical name of the standard set by IEEE.



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