Laptop Wireless Internet
Connections 2015 Guide
information for laptop wireless
- Built-in 802.11 A/B/G/N
So what's the buzz with wireless
Wireless technologies today offer tremendous capability to mobile users
in today's digital world. In fact wireless Internet connections are in
so many places these days that it is simply amazing.
you setup a laptop wireless Internet connection in your home it's
literally like having your own personal Starbucks hotspot. Browsing the
Internet wire free is only the most basic use of a wireless networks
Besides surfing the
Internet from the comfort of your own sofa if you choose, you can also
share printers and files with your family members, or even play head to
head in a high tech computer game all without a single wire stretching
from machine to machine. As you see laptop wireless Internet
connections are going to be a valuable benefit for many of you.
Browse FaceBook while watching TV.
course surfing the Internet from the comfort of your couch is only a
fraction of the
benefits that laptop wireless Internet connections offer to your
business or family.
With laptop wireless
Internet connections you can
even send video or audio through thin air these days using these the
technology. And yet even more usages exist on top of these.
fact, more and more consumer electronic devices are taking advantage of
today's wireless technologies, and this trend will surely continue as
wireless technologies advance even further.
Setting up a laptop
wireless Internet connection is a is a must have feature for any mobile
warriors digital lifestyle.
are my wireless options?
wireless options today include 802.11a/b/g/n (WiFi), Bluetooth
technology, and mobile broadband wireless technology. WiFi is most
often what someone is referring to when discussing laptop wireless
Internet connections and because of this we are going to primarily
focus on WiFi within this laptop buying guide. Just in case you don't
know, WiFi is simply another name for the 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless
Wi-Fi technology allows
access what people commonly refer to as a wireless hotspot at Starbucks
and other coffee shops, libraries, airports, and any other place where
wireless may be setup.
When WiFi is
available, somewhere in the vicinity there is a device called a
wireless access point or wireless router setup. Basically you connect
to the Internet via this device using your laptops wireless card.
Things to note about
technology is that wireless range is limited by the routers signal
strength and various other factors.
So for example you
cannot use a
802.11a/b/g/n (WiFi) laptop wireless card to connect to the Internet
while sitting on the beach for example, unless of course there happens
to be a wireless router near by.
to have wireless Internet anywhere, or what we like to actually refer
to as wireless almost anywhere, you will need a special device called a
mobile broadband card.
Mobile phone companies
such as At&t,
Verizon, and many others provide this service.
wireless broadband cards are basically cell phones that plug into the
side of your laptop. So pretty much anywhere you can use your cell
phone, a mobile broadband card will also work. For this type of
wireless you will pay your mobile carrier for the service just like a
cell phone. Mobile broadband cards are very popular with business users
and frequent travelers.
technology on the other hand is used for connecting electronic devices
together at shorter distances. Common uses include connecting your cell
phone to a Bluetooth headset or an automobile equipped with a hands
free Bluetooth feature, and also connecting your computer to a
Bluetooth keyboard or mouse.
what wireless should I get then?
recommend you get a laptop with a built-in wireless card offering all
802.11 standards. Having a 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless card will assure
that you can connect to any 802.11 (WiFi) network that you may
encounter. At the minimum make sure the laptop has a built-in 802.11 G
Wireless N is the
newest standard and
it offers longer range and faster data rates over previous standards
such as 802.11 G. If wireless N is offered be sure to grab it for the
price increase is usually negligible and having it will come in handy
when all networks eventually switch over to the N standard.
the usage for Bluetooth is growing everyday, and the cost isn't usually
that much to add it to your laptop, we also recommend you grab
Bluetooth if offered as an option. Even if you don't see a use for it
just yet, you never know if it will come in handy in the future.
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