Wireless networking is one of several ways to connect the computers in your home. It creates a network by sending radio-frequency signals between your computers to share information.
Please be sure to read the companion article How Home Networking Works, which provides information about configuring your computers, routers and firewalls, Ethernet networking and sharing an Internet connection. There are also companion articles about power-line networking and phone-line networking. By the time you finish this series of articles, you will be able to choose a network technology that suits your needs and then configure the whole thing!
In this article, we'll talk about wireless networking and the technology used to make it happen. We'll also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using a wireless network.