Wireless network criteria and expectationsCreating a wireless network can be more involved than a jaunt to the local computer store or on-line shop, grabbing a few wireless cards and access points, and plugging things in. Larger networks with more client systems may require different and more costly access point equipment. If your network spans a larger area than one access point or antenna scheme can cover, you will have to work out the design and costs of creating a contiguous, multi-access-point network. Many of these issues are covered in depth in this section and in subsequent chapters.
This excerpt from the book Installing, Troubleshooting, and Repairing Wireless Networks published March 24, 2003 and written by Jim Aspinwall is reprinted with permission from The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. copyright 2003-2004. Click here for ordering information.