WiFi Routers Providence RI

Local resource for WiFi routers in Providence. 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.

Apple Computers
(401) 533-9400
20 Providence Pl
Providence, RI
Services
Computer Supplies Parts and Accessories, Computer Hardware and Supplies

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Reservoir Tech
(401) 278-4140
150 Union St Apt 405
Providence, RI
 
401 Image Architects Llc
(401) 278-4010
68 Dorrance St
Providence, RI
 
Cyberzone
(401) 277-9663
304 Thayer St
Providence, RI
 
Rudnick Computer Consultants
(401) 272-9262
220 5th St
Providence, RI
 
Abc Inc
(401) 831-6700
2 Regency Plz
Providence, RI
 
American Advanced Power Inc
(401) 270-0733
346 Atwells Ave
Providence, RI
 
Datavision
(401) 396-9216
15 Adelaide Ave
Providence, RI
 
A and J Distributors Inc
(401) 421-0991
9 Parade Street
Providence, RI
Services
Televisions Parts and Supplies Retail, Electronic Equipment and Supplies Retail, Electronic Equipment and Supplies Wholesale and Manufacturers, Electric Equipment and Supplies Dealers, Computer Room Installation and Equipment

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Music Mansion Productions
(401) 943-1070
433 Union Ave
Providence, RI
 
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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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