Wi-fi Technology

Written by Seth Cotterell
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The Internet is not a static thing. It is constantly evolving. It grows and develops to meet the demands of its users and with changes in technology. One of the most exciting areas of change right now is in the area of wireless technology. Wireless Fidelity, also known as Wi-Fi, allows users to access the Internet with having to be connected to phone lines. Without the need for a direct physical plug in, users can access the Internet from more locations than ever before.

Wi-Fi technology is one of the most predictable, yet fascinating developments in internet technology in recent years. It is only natural that businesses across the country would want to offer high speed internet access to customers, and Wi-Fi technology is what allows them to do it. Offering high speed wireless internet access attracts more customers and keeps those customers coming back and is a solution many companies are turning to in order to boost sluggish sales.

Wi-Fi Technology Basics

The technology behind this craze is actually fairly simple. If a business wants to provide wireless internet access to its customers, all it needs is a high speed connection such as a DSL or cable modem. All customers need is a wireless enabled laptop. Laptops that do not come with this feature standard can be made compatible with a Wi-Fi 802.11b networking card. The Wi-Fi equipment you install will feed off your existing connection and grant secure connections to your customers.

Once the equipment, or "kit" has been installed, customers of your business can now access the exciting Web. The range of coverage will vary depending on the type of business you run. In a large open area, coverage should be good anywhere within a few hundred yards. In a more enclosed setting, signal strength should still be good anywhere within a couple thousand square yard area.

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