WiFi Routers Willmar MN

Local resource for WiFi routers in Willmar. 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.

Clear Wire
(888) 253-2794
318 12th Street Southwest
Willmar, MN
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Internet Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Internet Service Providers

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Computers and More-Dan Adams
(320) 354-7247
106 Pine Street Southwest
New London, MN
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Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer and Equipment Dealers, Consumer Electronics Stores

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Paul Bunyan Telephone
(218) 999-2213
1831 Anne Street Northwest
Grand Rapids, MN
Services
Cable Television Services, Internet Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Long Distance Phone Services, Local Phone Services

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Invisimax
(218) 745-6030
126 W Johnson Avenue
Warren, MN
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Internet Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Internet Service Providers

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Seagate Technology
(952) 402-8000
7801 Computer Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Electronic Coils and Transformers Manufacturers

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Do It Best
(320) 974-8823
206 Atlantic Avenue
Atwater, MN
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Computer Systems Consultants and Designers, Scientific and Technical Consultants, Hardware Dealers

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Caveo Technologies
(952) 920-9425
5051 Highway 7
Minneapolis, MN
 
Yada Systems Inc
(651) 631-3237
2717 Lincoln Dr
Saint Paul, MN
 
Computer Closet
(320) 676-8133
225 North Main Street
Wahkon, MN
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Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Hardware and Supplies

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Total Business Ware
(952) 447-6624
4185 N River Run
Savage, MN
 
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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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