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An Overview of Network Adapters – Wired and Wireless

A network adapter is the unit of a computer's hardware that a computing device employs for interfacing over a network with another computer. It could be wired or wireless.

What is a WiFi Hotspot? Tips to Follow Before Connecting to a Free WiFi Hotspot

Wireless Hotspot or WiFi hotspot is prominently known as a wireless access point (WAP) or WLAN. It is set up in a public place to provide internet access to all wireless enabled devices ranging from laptops to mobiles to music devices. Airports, Coffee shops, Malls, etc. offer free WiFi Hotspots

Do You Know How to Measure WiFi Signal Strength? Let’s See How

How to measure WiFi signal strength? There are several tools and software available such as InSSIDer, NetSpot, Wireshark, WiFi Analyzer, etc. You can even count the number of WiFi bar on your device. WiFi signal strength depends on multiple factors such as distance from the access point, obstructions, etc.

How to Turn Off Wi-Fi on Router, Mobile Phone & Personal Computer?

You may turn off Wifi for reasons like saving electricity, avoiding any security glitches & boosting internet speed for wired devices. The simplest method is by killing the power. Some Wifi routers come with on/off switch. You can turn off WiFi on your smart gadgets, like mobile by going into settings.

Basics of Wireless Network Security – How to Improve Home Wifi Security?

If proper wifi security settings are not in place then it can be unauthorizedly accessed by third parties & sometimes even lead to DoS attacks. Wireless network security covers the methods by which you can secure your Wifi network. Change the default SSID name & IP address. Put wifi router in the middle

How to Access Router Settings & What Are Essential Network Router Settings?

Some of the typical router settings include internet username & password, MTU, wireless protocols, channel number, SSID, security options, etc. let's see how to access router settings. You should know the IP address of your router for which you have to type ipconfig/all on the command prompt on your PC

What is the WiFi Range of Your Wireless Network? Know How to Increase It?

Range and speed mainly characterise any wifi network present commonly in different homes or offices. Multiple factors, such as radio frequency used for transmission, the wireless standard, the layout of your home or office, antenna orientation, line of sight, etc., which can influence wifi range

Learn Different Frequency Bands in Wireless Communication

2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz or 5 GHz are the most common wireless frequency band used in sync with IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standards. Wireless systems use radio frequencies which works in between 20 kHz and 200 GHz. Hertz (Hz) is the unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI).

Different Wireless Standards, 802.11a, 802.11b g n, & 802.11ac, Explained

Some of the commonly used wireless standards include 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac, where each standard was released to improve on the existing ones. 802.11b was an extension of the base standard 802.11 which was released in 1999. 802.11ac is the latest generation of IEEE standards.

What is 802.11ac Standard in Wireless Networks?

802.11ac is an IEEE standard which was finalized at the end of 2013 but was formally approved on January 7, 2014. 802.11ac operated on 5 GHz frequency band. Its high frequency allows the radio waves to carry more data. There is no interference with 2.4 GHz frequency band used by household devices.

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