Wireless Lan For Notebooks

Written by James McLean
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Nowadays it's difficult to go into any well-trafficked public space without seeing evidence of wi-fi technology. Increasingly, airports, coffee houses and libraries are carrying wireless internet connections that let anyone with a properly equipped notebook join the party. That's why wireless LAN technology for laptops has become essential fare for students and mobile professionals alike.

What is a LAN? The term stands for local area network, and can refer to anything from a small computer cluster to a company-wide network. Whatever the size, these networks tend to follow certain very specific user access and encryption protocols. Unless your machine is properly outfitted, you could find yourself on the outside looking in in a hurry.

Built in

That's why an increasing number of laptop manufacturers are beginning to market their products with wireless networking capabilities built in. That means everything from -g and -b wi-fi cards to the kind of handshaking software that makes the whole thing run. Avid users believe these new protocols will soon become the only way Americans get online.

If you are looking to buy a new notebook computer, you may want to get one that comes with the very fastest wireless LAN card built in. Anything less and you could find yourself struggling to gain recognition by a futuristic wireless hub. Needless to say, delays such as these can undo the reason you took your computing tasks mobile to begin with.


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