Wireless Network articles

How Far Does a Wi-Fi Network’s Signal Travel?

Published: July 17, 2020, 12:37 p.m. in Wireless Network, Wireless Router, WiFi / Wi-Fi by Emil S.

With Wi-Fi signals, there’s such a thing called “path loss” because they do not travel an infinite distance. It can be compared to the sound made by your voice, which can only carry over a certain distance for anyone to hear it. When you shout, it can cover a larger ...

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Should You Disable the SSID Broadcast of Your Wireless Router?

Published: July 9, 2020, 8:02 a.m. in Wireless Network, Wireless Router by Emil S.

Most Wi-Fi networks and broadband routers broadcast their SSID automatically at regular intervals. That allows clients to see the network name and connect easily. The alternative is to know the name beforehand and connect manually every time. You can opt to disable this feature, but you should be aware of the ...

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Wireless Ad Hoc Network Explained.

Published: June 17, 2020, 8:54 a.m. in Networking, Wireless Network by Emil S.

Typical wireless networks follow an organized infrastructure method where all devices connect to one access point, usually a Wi-Fi router, and communicate with the network through that router. That means all data traffic goes through the router before being distributed to the devices intended to receive it. It happens even when ...

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A Beginners Guide to Building a Wireless Home Network

Published: May 9, 2020, 3:07 a.m. in Home Networking, Wireless Network by Emil S.

These days, it’s not hard to find a home or small office with a local wireless network that’s connected to the Internet. In a modern Wi-Fi home network, it’s possible to bridge several types of devices that not only can surf the web, but allow you to play online games ...

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What is Android Auto Wireless and How to Use it?

Published: May 6, 2020, 12:37 p.m. in Wireless Network, Android, How-to by Emil S.

What is Android Auto Wireless? Android Auto Wireless is an app that makes your phone easier to use while you are driving. This way, you get to drive and use your phone safely. You can also easily connect your phone if you have a touchscreen car radio that is compatible ...

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How do the Prepaid Wireless Services work?

Published: May 6, 2020, 12:19 a.m. in Wireless Network, Prepaid, Reviews by Emil S.

Did you know that prepaid carriers are using the services of more prominent network operators? For example, Jitterbug uses the services of Verizon Wireless and Boost Mobile uses the services of Sprint. In the United States, the four major wireless carriers are Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. They are ...

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How to Troubleshoot a Lost Wireless Connection

Published: May 2, 2020, 8:48 a.m. in Internet Connection, How-to, Wireless Network by Emil S.

Confirm that Wi-Fi has been enabled, it could be a simple matter of one of the hardware or software Wi-Fi switches being turned off. Check the Switches on the Router The router itself could be turned off, so check the indicator light. Routers usually come with a physical toggle for ...

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What is a Dual-band Wireless Networking?

Published: April 29, 2020, 12:56 p.m. in Dual-band Network, Wireless Network, Internet Connection by Emil S.

Most modern Wi-Fi routers today are dual-band and can transmit signals on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously because of two different types of built-in wireless radios. Some of the more premium routers are even tri-bands with a single 2.4GHz plus two 5GHz bands. Having more than one radio gives ...

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7 Best Routers under $50 of 2020.

Published: April 22, 2020, 2:15 a.m. in Reviews, Wireless Router, Wireless Network by Emil S.

What is a Router? A router is the essential piece of kit around which your home network is centered. Most routers include a modem, and if they don't, they will be linked to one by a wire. Without a router, you won't be able to connect to the Internet from your ...

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The 3 Best Android Tethering Apps

Published: April 16, 2020, 1:32 p.m. in Wireless Network, Android, Reviews, Tethering by Emil S.

Using your smartphone as a mobile hotspot Android tethering programs transform smartphones into portable modems that allow other devices to connect and gain internet access. Tethering apps are very helpful if your phone does not come with a built-in proprietary tethering feature, or to avoid paying high fees for tethering ...

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