Wireless Installations? You are in the Right Place! Trust Your Computer Services To The Pros!
I will never forget the day in a large Neutral Bay mansion, as I stood there with one of the first Netgear Routers and watched as a Telstra technician, who had just told me it was impossible to share their Internet connection, was absolutely amazed that it could be done and done reliably and simply. From one PC to 254 devices instantly and from there came wireless LAN technology, as well as other types of wireless such as 3G and 4G, which are different and not closely related.
Interestingly, this is a topic that many people seem to get very confused about, so lets start by clarifying a few facts right away.
Firstly, Australia truthfully is the pioneer of wireless technology as regards WiFi and our CSIRO own the patent for this technology and had to get a back payment from the USA, who had been using the 802.11 wireless standard via several major IT vendors for years. To this day, I believe we still have the fastest and most advanced wireless technology in the world.
Now, to clear up the confusion, lets discuss what is this wireless and are there other types of wireless? WiFi refers usually to a LAN (local area network) and the ability for computers to connect together, usually through a wireless router, but sometimes computer to computer to share Internet or files etc. If you like, it is the same as wiring many computers together on a network, but wirelessly. What is the range of these networks? Look, whilst it is possible to broadcast wirelessly right around the world, most WiFi networks have a range of up to about 30 to 50m. There are also different standards, commonly 11MB/sec, 54MB/sec, 130MB/sec and now with wireless N and true N 5.8GHz frequency networks we can transmit at 145-600MB/sec.
Now the second use of the word wireless in computer terms, really describes wireless broadband, which is where we use a modem, either in-built like in the case of an iPad or external, such as a USB 4G or 3G modem, that acts like a modem to receive Internet to a notebook for example. This is really like a small mobile phone connected to the computer and is very different to WiFi, which does not use a modem, but simply transmits to reach an access point or another device, such as a printer. So wireless broadband is different to WiFi and both are extremely useful in our current day. I use both extensively and so should you. Sure, my fibre-optic cable routes through two WiFi devices throughout the four levels of my house, but I will be in a cafe in an hour of so finishing these articles and pages using my wireless broadband connection. One is local at home and my office and the other gives me the ability to get emails and Internet wherever I go!
Wireless can be rock solid reliable and in truth, if we know what we are doing we can convert the largest area into a wireless zone. We have often done this for very large schools and the signal can be transmitted for nearly a kilometre with the right gear!
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