WiFi Routers Anchorage AK

Local resource for WiFi routers in Anchorage. 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.

NCR Corporation
(907) 562-0199
4700 Business Park Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
Services
Business Services, Computer Peripherals

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Alascom Network Services
(800) 252-7521
Anchorage, AK
Services
Computer Network Hardware

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Professional Computing
(907) 243-6233
8252 Seaview Street
Anchorage, AK
Services
Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Supplies Parts and Accessories, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Consumer Electronics Stores

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Alaska Computer Hardware
(907) 622-5600
12812 Old Glenn Highway # A10
Eagle River, AK
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Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer and Equipment Dealers

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A Advanced Discount Systems
(907) 562-5505
5630 Silverado Way Ste 4
Anchorage, AK
 
FAI Electronics
(425) 483-6109
P.O. Box 1902
Anchorage, AK
Services
Computer Supplies Parts and Accessories, Computer Parts and Supplies Wholesale and Manufacturers, Computer Hardware and Supplies

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Alaska Data Technologies LLC
(907) 278-8470
211 H Street # 1
Anchorage, AK
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Networks, Consumer Electronics Stores

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Genesis Technologies
(907) 770-7945
Anchorage, AK
Services
Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Hardware and Supplies

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Computer Medics of Alaska
(907) 338-0380
4840 Barrington Loop
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Computer Geeks
(907) 336-4335
639 W Intl Airport Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
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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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