"Today there is likely no hotter area of development
than wireless networking. Wireless 802.11 networks have been in the
news quite a lot recently, both from the perspective of their
growing popularity and in terms of the security vulnerabilities
that have been recently discovered in the Wired Equivalent Privacy
(WEP) security standard that is supposed to ensure the security of
data that flows over these networks.
The low cost of wireless hubs and wireless cards has brought
this exciting new technology into the realm of affordability for
almost anyone. Wireless networking hubs, called "access points" can
be purchased for as little as USD$300, and with manufacturer
rebates, wireless PC cards for laptops and handhelds are under $100
from most online discounters.
So, with all this activity, it seems a perfect area to explore
for the Linux-centric enterprise to enable your users to liberate
themselves from the shackles of CAT5 cables and get a breath of
fresh air. But before you dive in, make sure there's some water in
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