Introduction to How WiFi Works
If you've been in an airport, coffee shop, library or hotel recently, chances are you've been right in the middle of a wireless network. Many people also use wireless networking, also called WiFi or 802.11 networking, to connect their computers at home, and some cities are trying to use the technology to provide free or low-cost Internet access to residents. In the near future, wireless networking will become so widespread that you can access the Internet just about anywhere at any time, without using wires.
WiFi has a lot of advantages. Wireless networks are easy to set up and inexpensive. They're also unobtrusive -- unless you're on the lookout for a place to watch streaming movies on your tablet, you may not even notice when you're in a hotspot.
Getting the right equipment
Consumer wireless routers vary in the Wi-Fi range they support. Routers with stronger Wi-Fi signals allow devices to connect at higher speeds from a greater distance and stay connected more reliably. The question then becomes, which wireless router has the overall best Wi-Fi range? A wireless router's antenna technology generally determines its Wi-Fi signal strength and hence its range.
802.11n and Wi-Fi Router
Generally speaking, 802.11g wireless routers offer better Wi-Fi range than comparable 802.11b units due to improved antennas. In general, wireless routers currently offering the best Wi-Fi signal range, however, are 802.11n (sometimes called "wireless N") units. Where standard 802.11b and 802.11g routers contain just one Wi-Fi radio and antenna, wireless N routers contain two or three radios specifically designed to maximize Wi-Fi range. Note that the actual range and performance of any wireless router varies substantially depending on conditions of the environment such as obstructions and radio interference.
This is just a snapshot of wireless networking and there are many guides out there that you can actually set up your own network. However if you want everything to work flawless and right the first time we are your best solution. We know the routers, we know the various setup processes, we can recommend your best alternative depending on your specific needs. Home networks are different from the needs of a business.
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DigitalJetstream & Business Partners
Our desire to provide the best Wi-Fi network can be realized by the parameters we place on our suppliers. DigitalJetstream LLC. consistently challenges our partners to create better systems by thinking out of the box while maintaining system integrity. We will not be the lowest cost provider in the market just to get your business. The Tech industry has seen many companies come and go by following this unrealistic model. They charge you pennies to get their products but when the next software update is released your system stops working. The resolution, after many hours of frustration and heartache often costs you more than just going with a company and product base that that is stable from the beginning. Our job is to give you worry free products and services at a reasonable cost.
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