Wi-Fi Wireless Networks and Technology
- Wireless Internet Access from Home
- Wi-Fi Home Networking (21)
- Wireless Routers (41)
- Wireless FAQs (21)
- 802 11 Wireless Standards (15)
- Wi-Fi Hotspots (9)
- Wireless Network Security (16)
What is Wireless Networking?
In computer networking, wireless technology is a modern alternative to networks that use cables. A wireless network transmits data by microwave and other radio signals.
Benefits of (Wireless) Networking
Any kind of network technology (either wired or wireless) increases the usefulness of home and business computers. Wireless networks offer even more benefits than wired ones.
Introduction to Making Wireless Network Connections
Learn how to make the three basic kinds of wireless connections, via peer-to-peer, router, and hotspot networking.
Useful Facts About How Wi-Fi Works
Millions of people around the world use Wi-Fi networks without thinking much about the technology behind it. Do you know how Wi-Fi works?
Wired vs Wireless Network Technology
This article explains the pros and cons of both wireless and wired (cabled) technology as used in local area computer networks.
Wireless Network Gear - Routers Access Points Adapters
A wireless network may contain several different types of equipment. Use this guide to learn about each type of network gear including routers, access points and adapters.
How to Join a Wireless Network From Any Device
The steps required to join a wireless network vary greatly depending on the type of device you're using as explained in this article.
802.11b/g/n vs 802.11a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Standards
This article examines the pros and cons of 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and Bluetooth wireless technology for WLANs.
Wireless Networking and Your Health
The effects of cellular and Wi-Fi wireless signals on human health remains a matter of significant debate as the combination of research studies and anecdotal evidence has produced a mix of vague and sometimes contradictory input.
Readers Respond: Effects of Wireless on Your Health
Some people speculate that prolonged exposure to wireless network devices - routers, access points, and laptops - can cause memory loss or other brain damage. Is there any scientific basis for these concerns? This page is for our readers to share their opinions on the topic of wireless radiation and your health.
Wireless Network Adapters
Various network adapter hardware products work with desktop, notebook and handheld computers and also with game consoles or other home entertainment equipment. Take a visual tour of the options available.
Best Wi-Fi Cameras
A feature that's beginning to appear more and more often in both point and shoot and high-end digital cameras is the ability to connect to a Wi-Fi network. When you can send photos wirelessly through your home Wi-Fi network, it can greatly simplify the process of creating backup copies of your images, as well as sharing photos with others.
How to Set Up an Ad Hoc (Peer) Wi-Fi Network
Follow these step-by-step instructions to set up an ad hoc Wi-Fi network. A Wi-Fi network in ad hoc (or peer) mode allows two or more devices to communicate with each other directly instead of through a central wireless router or access point.
Automatic Wireless Internet / Network Connections in Windows XP
Windows XP allows you to establish wireless connections to network routers and access points automatically. This feature helps you to make wireless Internet / Wi-Fi network connections more easily with laptop computers and is highly recommended for those who roam between multiple locations.
RFID - Radio Frequency Identification
RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. RFID uses a wireless radio frequency system to read data from and write data to special-purpose RFID chips for the primary purpose of tracking mobile objects.
dB - Decibel
A decibel is the standard unit for measuring the strength of WiFi wireless radio signals. WiFi radio antennas and transceivers both include decibel ratings, usually in units of dBm.
WLAN - Wireless LAN
A WLAN supports network communication over short distances using radio or infrared signals instead of traditional network cabling. WLANs often extend an existing wired local area network.
Virtual WiFi - Free Download
A Microsoft Research project, the "Virtual WiFi" software allows you to have one physical WiFi adapter connected to more than one wireless network simultaneously.
"Wireless Networks First Step"
This book by Cisco Press aims to educate readers on the terminology and concepts behind wireless computer networking.
World Record for Wi-Fi Wireless Range
If you've had trouble getting Wi-Fi to reach across your house, you might be surprised how far Wi-Fi wireless connections can reach with the right (experimental) equipment.
"Wireless Networking in the Developing World"
Many people hope that ever-improving wireless technology will someday provide affordable universal networking. This book discusses the methods for planning and building such community networks. It is most helpful to entrepeneurs seeking to develop remote area networks.