Everything You Need to Know About WiFi
The most popular network technology in the world, WiFi systems are the life blood of the modern world. With WiFi available in public restrooms, homes, offices, public spaces and everywhere else, it is now just another part of our lives which makes it easy to take it for granted. Therefore it is essential to know how WiFi actually works!
- Wireless Broadband Routers Are Wi-Fi Access Points
A wireless hub that is used to coordinate the network traffic of numerous clients, is known as an access point (AP). A wireless broadband router makes it easy to build home network as they act as an access point for WiFi. A home router also functions as a tool for running a network firewall.
- You do not need an access point for a WiFi connection
You may think that you require an access point such as a public hotspot or a router, to set up a WiFi connection. However, this is actually untrue! WiFi systems additionally have a support for ad hoc connections which allow other devices to directly connect to each other through a peer-to-peer network.
- All types of WiFi are not compatible
Issues in compatibility often crop up between two WiFi systems if the devices are created using proprietary extensions that are not the standard. With the systems of today, these types of issues are less commonly found.
- The speed of a WiFi connection can vary with distance
When you are in close proximity to a WiFi network, you will be able to connect your device at the maximum speed. However, the further away you move from the access point, your connection speed will steadily reduce. This is caused by dynamic rate scaling, which maintains a consistent connection over distances, by transferring data slower in order to avoid the wireless connection from flooding with retry requests and data.
- WiFi networks may cover small or even large distances
While typically a WiFi network can cover a range of approximately 100 feet (30m). This greatly depends on the obstructions in between which can block the signal from covering even half that distance at times. By purchasing a good quality WiFi range extension device, you can easily overcome this issue and expand the range in other directions.
WiFi networks are set to be available for a lower cost with more powerful systems. So with the system here to stay, it is best that you get on board with WiFi.
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by techtalks @TechTalks March 23, 2017 12:39 PM UTC