Wireless Internet has skyrocketed into the marketplace as an integral part of business and social interaction. Any individual with a WiFi-ready device can “get on” and take advantage of the wave of connectivity.
Wireless Internet comes through a signal or wave-based network. A network is a device configuration in which one device is connected to the Internet (i.e. a cable plug-in) while others are connected to that device. In a wireless “situation,” the connecting device is a modem that creates a wireless “zone” that covers a designated area.
Distance from the modem determines signal strength and the ability to connect to the Internet. The router is the network tracker. In other words, it is used to keep track of which device makes a “request” so that it can send the appropriate information to the right sending device.
Get Set Up With a Simple and Reliable Service Like Clear
Setting up a Clear modem can be done in two easy steps. First, plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the modem and the other end of the cable to the Internet port of your router. Next,configure your computer to merge with your wireless network.
Hot Spots and Such
A WiFi hot spot is one in which wireless internet is available for free. While many establishments require purchase of an item or an outright payment to get connected, others will let you connect for free. Most public libraries, for example, provide free WiFi to the community.
If you would like home service, a wireless network set-up can be arranged with a local home internet provider. Most cable and satellite networks provide some type of wireless Internet that comes in a “bundle” with the service. You can also purchase “portable” Internet services. This is made possible through wireless phone service providers. Phones, tablets and laptops can be connected through a wireless plan. In these cases, you can take your wireless Internet anywhere with a reliable service provider like Clear.
WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access)
Don’t be frightened by the use of the word microwave. Skipping the ultra-tech definition of the above acronym, we will cut to the chase of what this means for you: connectivity everywhere. The originators of the idea sought to build a platform for constant business communication and growth for everyone.
The obvious answer to the question above: everyone. But, specifically, service providers and small business owners will benefit from the ability to communicate and stay informed on a continual real-time basis.
Choose Your Device
Most smart and feature phones provide immediate connectivity when the device owner enters a WiFi hot spot. Tablets and laptops will do the same. Before purchasing a computer or portable device, ask the vendor about the ability of your device to connect. They should explain that the device is WiFi-ready and demonstrate how that works.
If you are a business owner intending to stay in business for at least the next five to ten years, consider getting set up with a wireless network or purchase a device that will keep you connected. Check out mobile high speed internet here.