WiFi Routers Portland ME

Local resource for WiFi routers in Portland. 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.

Loring Mulkerin Group Inc
(207) 774-7300
25 India St
Portland, ME
 
Computer Systems Integration
(207) 831-7546
89 Auburn St
Portland, ME
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer Networking Installation, Computer Software, Computer Network Hardware, Computer Networks
Hours
Mon-Fri: 24 Hour Service

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Powermed Corporation
(207) 772-3920
50 Monument Sq Ste 500
Portland, ME
 
Maricor Group The
(207) 828-7900
15 Franklin St
Portland, ME
 
Promonet Inc
(207) 879-0941
477 Congress St Ste 111
Portland, ME
 
Lincoln Systems
(207) 773-5411
891 Brighton Ave Ste 1
Portland, ME
 
Divihn NE Intergration
(207) 541-3883
111 Commercial St
Portland, ME
 
Maine Networks
(207) 879-9090
1283 Congress Street
Portland, ME
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer Consultants, Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Disaster Recovery, Computer Networks

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Amsys International Inc
(207) 523-3498
496 Congress St
Portland, ME
 
Breakwater Technology
(207) 253-5522
630 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
 
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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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