WiFi Routers Washington DC

Local resource for WiFi routers in Washington. 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.

NCR Corporation
(800) 225-5627
Washington, DC
Services
Business Services, Computer Peripherals

Data Provided by:
Electronic Privacy Information Cen
(202) 483-1140
Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
 
Hi-Tech Solution,Inc
(202) 289-7888
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 700
Washington, DC
Services
Audiovisual Equipment Parts and Supplies Dealers, Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Audiovisual Consultants and Designers, Videoconferencing Equipment and Systems
Hours
Mon-Fri: 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Payment Options
American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Money Orders, Cash Only,

Data Provided by:
Cpn Technology
(202) 682-5856
1111 7th St NW
Washington, DC
 
Westkott Group
(202) 777-0001
1717 Northwest St
Washington, DC
 
A AAA Budget Computer Rental
(202) 628-3639
555 4th St NW
Washington, DC
 
Federal Network Inc
(202) 393-7300
50 F St NW Ste 1C
Washington, DC
 
The Kds Group Inc
(202) 332-1610
2701 11th St NW
Washington, DC
 
Aerostar Services
(202) 783-2699
1424 K St
Washington, DC
 
Hughesnet
Washington, DC
Services
Cable Television Services, Internet Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Internet Service Providers, Information Systems Consultants

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

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.

 

Click here to read the rest of this article from Digital Photo Magazine