WiFi Routers Chapel Hill NC

Local resource for WiFi routers in Chapel Hill. 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.

Empliant Inc
(919) 968-9898
1289 N Fordham Boulevard # A
Chapel Hill, NC
Services
Internet Products and Services, Internet Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Internet Service Providers

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Intrex Computers Chapel Hill Store
(919) 969-8488
245 South Elliott Road
Chapel Hill, NC
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computers and Equipment Wholesale and Manufacturers, Computer Supplies Parts and Accessories, Computer Hardware and Supplies

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Rambus Inc
(919) 960-6600
1512 E Franklin Street # 200
Chapel Hill, NC
Services
Electronic Equipment and Supplies Wholesale and Manufacturers, Computer Supplies Parts and Accessories, Computer Hardware and Supplies

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Contingent Network Service
(919) 493-8437
2721 Chapel Hill Road
Durham, NC
Services
Internet Service Providers, Computer Network Hardware

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Extreme Networks Inc
(919) 990-9012
3306 E Nc Highway 54
Durham, NC
Services
Information Technology Services, Computer Network Hardware, Computer Networks

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Newfangled Web Factory
(919) 960-8889
101 B Street
Carrboro, NC
Services
Internet Products and Services, Internet Services, Web Sites, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Internet Service Providers

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Nuvox Communications
(800) 672-1450
Chapel Hill, NC
Services
Internet Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Long Distance Phone Services, Local Phone Services

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Cazco
(919) 968-1103
1723 Eubanks Road
Chapel Hill, NC
Services
Internet Products and Services, Internet Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies

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Intrex Computers Durham Store
(919) 401-9595
1810-B Martin Luther King Pkwy
Durham, NC
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Supplies Parts and Accessories, Business Computer Dealers, Computer Hardware and Supplies
Payment Options
American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Debit Cards, Discover, Money Orders,

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Visionet Online Service
(919) 732-9885
512 Us Highway 70 East
Hillsborough, NC
Services
Internet Products and Services, Internet Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Internet Service Providers

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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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