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.

Maricor Group The
(207) 828-7900
15 Franklin St
Portland, ME
 
Sdi Solutions
(207) 780-6579
643 Forest Ave # A
Portland, ME
 
Breakwater Technology
(207) 253-5522
630 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
 
H R Distributors Inc
(207) 773-2552
101 Hanover Street
Portland, ME
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Teknowledgery
(207) 775-3400
69 Merrill St
Portland, ME
 
Promonet Inc
(207) 879-0941
477 Congress St Ste 111
Portland, ME
 
Highlander Corporation
(207) 780-8833
511 Congress St Ste 101
Portland, ME
 
Lincoln Systems
(207) 773-5411
891 Brighton Ave Ste 1
Portland, ME
 
I C Solutions
(207) 553-7500
26 Free St
Portland, ME
 
Powermed Corporation
(207) 772-3920
50 Monument Sq Ste 500
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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