WiFi Routers Portland OR

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.

Insites Web Service
(503) 235-5660
Portland, OR
Services
Internet Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies

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Erp-Link
(503) 227-1660
310 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR
 
Mac Force
(503) 231-7707
100 SE Salmon Street
Portland, OR
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Peripherals, Computer Training
Hours
Mon-Sat

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Copious Creative Inc
(503) 255-1822
1108 SE Grand Avenue # 303
Portland, OR
Services
Internet Products and Services, Internet Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Internet Advertising

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Flying I Ranch
(503) 777-2895
833 SE Main St
Portland, OR
 
Novell Inc
(503) 222-9680
920 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR
 
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(503) 790-9090
15 SW 2nd Ave # 15
Portland, OR
 
Sunlight Data Systems
(503) 222-9572
310 SW 4th Ave Ste 434
Portland, OR
 
Nbg Solutions Inc
(503) 802-4634
520 SW 6th Ave Ste 750
Portland, OR
 
Interdyn Remington Consulting
(503) 222-4600
1001 SW 5th Ave Ste 1530
Portland, OR
 
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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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