What to Look For in Wireless networking: Range, Speed and Standards.

Not sure what you’re doing in your wireless card shopping? Want to make sure you’re buying the right thing but just have no idea what it is you’re looking for? Well, you’ve come to the right place. When you’re looking to buy a wireless network card, I can tell you right now that you’re looking at three key issues: range, speed, and standards.

Ad-hoc or Access Point – Network Structures Explained.

What happens to many people is that they’re just about to buy some wireless equipment, and then they have a sudden realisation — they have no idea how their network layout is going to work with a wireless connection. Well, there are a few things you need to think about when you decide how you’re going to connect up your computers with all that great new wireless stuff.

Fighting with Windows: Getting Wireless Set Up.

It was supposed to be so easy, wasn’t it? Well, usually it is — but sometimes, for some reason, Windows just doesn’t want to play ball. Here’s a quick guide to what to do when you’ve plugged in all your wireless equipment but it’s not connecting yet.

The Five things to get right before you but your wireless network

Before you buy any wireless equipment, you need to be sure about what you’re doing. There’s nothing worse than having everything there and finding that it doesn’t work in your house, or with your computers, or over the distances you need. Here’s a handy checklist of the things that you really ought to do before you go out and spend any of your hard-earned cash on wireless networking equipment.

Ports and Cards: How to Tell What You Need to Get Started with Wireless

There are all sorts of different devices you can buy that will give your computer wireless networking capabilities. If you’ve taken a look around, though, you might have been confused by all the kinds of equipment being offered — how things that look so dissimilar do the same task?

5 Things You Must Do Before You Buy Any Wireless Equipment.

Before you buy any wireless equipment, you need to be sure about what you’re doing. There’s nothing worse than having everything there and finding that it doesn’t work in your house, or with your computers, or over the distances you need. Here’s a handy checklist of the things that you really ought to do before you go out and spend any of your hard-earned cash on wireless networking equipment.

Wireless Jargon – translated what this stuff means

Wireless networking, like so many things in life — and especially the ones that have anything to do with computers — is filled with jargon. Don’t be intimidated, though: here’s a quick computer-speak to English guide to help you get by.

How Do Wireless Networks Work?

Wireless networks work using radio waves instead of wires to transmit data between computers. That’s the simple version. If you’re curious to know what’s going on in more detail, then it’s all explained in this article

What is Wireless Networking – guest post

With a wireless network, you can create radio connections between computers that let them communicate and connect to the Internet without you having to go to all the trouble of connecting them with wires. The computers don’t even need to have a clear path for the signal, as the wireless signal can go through walls and between floors easily.

What Can You Do Over a Wireless Network?

Well, you’d be surprised. There really are all sorts of things you can do with wireless networks — you’re only really limited by your imagination! Here are a few weird and wonderful ideas to get you started, but don’t be afraid to try out anything else you think of.