Wireless Networking Advice

What is a Backhaul? What is a Backhaul? Blake Sanders When it comes to wireless Internet access, you hear the term backhaul a lot.  Supposedly a backhaul improves the speed of your data communications access. In reality, without backhaul you would not have an Internet connection at all.  A backhaul…
Wireless Internet Planning for Your Small Business Wireless Internet Planning for Your Small Business Blake Sanders Especially in the economic environment we have today, the number of small businesses is growing at a rapid pace.  Many people who have lost their jobs and run out of unemployment benefits have started small home-based businesses and many…
Wireless Broadband Signal Strength Problems at work Wireless Broadband Signal Strength Problems at work Blake Sanders If you use wireless broadband at work you have probably noticed some problems connecting from time to time.  Signal strength is the most likely culprit. Work Environment Your work environment may be the cause of your lack of signal.  In secure…
Protect your wireless network Protect your wireless network Blake Sanders There are a lot of people who leave their wireless router open to the world.  Not only does this make your computers vulnerable, but you may also get into trouble with the law. You can be held responsible if someone…
What is a wireless broadband dongle? What is a wireless broadband dongle? Blake Sanders A dongle is a device that connects to your computer that performs a function.  Some dongles can allow encryption; others contain a key or license that allows a program to run and still others are a wireless modem that…
What do Mi Fi and Hotspot mean? What do Mi Fi and Hotspot mean? Blake Sanders Mi-Fi is the accepted terminology for Mobile Wi-Fi.  A Mi-Fi device is also often referred to as a Hotspot. A Hotspot (also seen advertised as Hot Spot and HotSpot) is basically a portable Wi-Fi connection which allows you to create…
WiFi Data Offloading Made Easy WiFi Data Offloading Made Easy Blake Sanders Ever since wireless companies instituted data caps and started charging expensive data overage fees Wi-Fi offloading has been becoming more popular. People are flocking to their favorite places that offer free Wi-Fi to reduce their 3G and 4G data usage. …
Wi-Fi offloading available for wireless providers Wi-Fi offloading available for wireless providers Blake Sanders The demand for mobile wireless devices such as smartphones and tablets is increasing and there seems to be no end to the quantity of new devices being added to our nation's wireless networks.  Along with this is the demand…
Identifying Cables for Networking Identifying Cables for Networking Blake Sanders Anyone who is new to computing will no doubt be baffled by the number of cables lying around, stretching from one box to another. Wireless networking might have taken off in a big way around businesses and homes, but…
Finding and Accessing Your Router's Admin Panel (Console) Finding and Accessing Your Router's Admin Panel (Console) Blake Sanders With your computer setup and connected to the web via a wired or wireless router, you will not doubt be expecting to enjoy some high speed Internet. You might have some streamed movies, file sharing or online gaming in mind,…
Dealing with Weak Wi-Fi Dealing with Weak Wi-Fi Blake Sanders So there you are, laptop switched on, USB or Ethernet cable discarded into a box at the back of the sofa as you sit and enjoy wireless Internet, routed through the air to your computer from a shiny new…
Advantages of High Speed Internet - Cloud Storage Advantages of High Speed Internet - Cloud Storage Blake Sanders If your experience of the Internet is limited to email, UseNet and perhaps a small amount of facts and figure checking (financial markets, etc.,) you could be forgiven for thinking that there is no way that you could possibly…