Complete Guide to WiFi Networking

802.11 technology dates back to 1985, although the term Wi-Fi wasn’t used commercially until 2000. It was also in this year that WI-FI CERTIFIED testing began on 802.11b products (delivering 11 Mbps of raw data). Of course, a lot has changed since the early days. Networks today support much faster speeds, bigger ranges, and more devices can connect to them.

When you connect your laptop to a hotspot at a coffee shop or hotel, or you create a wireless network in your home, you’re using a WiFi wireless network. So, just what is WiFi? The term stands for Wireless Fidelity and means that a device is compatible with the 802.11 standard, the established standard for wireless networks.

When you’re looking to buy new wireless networking gear or a mobile device, you’re faced with an array of choices and abbreviations. As capabilities are added to the original IEEE 802.11 standard, they become known by their amendment (802.11b, 802.11g, etc.). Here we’ll discuss the basics of each 802.11 Wi-Fi standard.

To get better Wi-Fi, you typically need both a faster home network connection and a more reliable one. Wi-Fi speeds vary greatly these days, which impacts how quickly you can download and upload files, or stream your favorite show. A number of factors can also affect the quality and reliability of your home network.

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