WiFi Routers Alabaster AL

Local resource for WiFi routers in Alabaster. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to wireless data transfer solutions, WiFi router buying guides, and WiFi router settings, as well as advice and content on WiFi devices and computer hardware.

Skyward PC
(205) 419-0605
6919 Hwy. 119 South Suite 100
Alabaster, AL
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Supplies Parts and Accessories, Computer Networks
Hours
Mon-Fri: 07:00 AM-05:00 PM

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Infusion Technology Inc
(205) 621-8638
321 1st Street N
Alabaster, AL
Services
Computer and Equipment Dealers, Consumer Electronics Stores

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Sjc Associates Inc
(205) 620-9980
1713 Fieldstone Cir
Helena, AL
 
Accellera Solutions Inc
(205) 621-3397
200 Stonecliff Cir
Pelham, AL
 
Business Data Systems Inc
(205) 988-2374
2163 Pelham Pkwy Ste 108
Pelham, AL
 
New Profit Technology Solutions
(205) 621-8638
321 1st Street North
Alabaster, AL
Services
Computer and Equipment Dealers, Consumer Electronics Stores

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Computer Resources Inc
(205) 987-1523
340 Cahaba Valley Circle
Pelham, AL
Services
Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Software, Computer Networks

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Papersoft
(205) 733-0700
211 Yeager Pkwy # A
Pelham, AL
 
Maddocks Systems Birmingham
(205) 621-7378
1915 Chandalar Ct
Pelham, AL
 
Dispatch Technologies
(205) 402-0092
123 Hilltop Business Dr
Pelham, AL
 
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Digital Photo - WiFi Basics

WiFi Basics

Download, print, surf the web and more—the digital world is better when you cut the cord


Each of these refers to a slightly different implementation of the same technology, with varying capabilities in terms of speed and distance of data transfer. Most new devices use IEEE 802.11b or 802.11g, so you can't go wrong with an 802.11b/g device, as it supports both of the most common protocols (802.11a is rarely seen these days).

The difference between b and g is speed-b transfers data at speeds up to 11 Mbits/sec., while g operates at about 54 Mbits/sec.—roughly 1.4 and 6.8 Mbps, respectively. If you choose a wireless router with the b/g specification, you can connect the widest variety of devices and still take advantage of the faster speed with devices that support it.

Setting Up Your Home Network
Getting past the technical jargon is the most difficult part of going wireless. Once you've acquired the equipment, putting it all together is relatively easy.

First, select a location in your home for the wireless router. It's best to put it in a central location, if possible, to maximize reception throughout the house. WiFi devices can communicate through most walls and floors, but a central location will deliver the best results.

You'll want to place the router near your Internet modem so that they can be connected with—ahem—a wire, however. It doesn't matter what type of Internet connection you have, nor do you have to connect your network to the Internet, but you haven't lived until you've sent e-mail or surfed the web from your couch.

 

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