When researching Wi-Fi for the first time, or trying desperately to figure out just why your Wi-Fi is suddenly acting up, chances are good that the first place you will turn is the encyclopaedia of knowledge that is the World Wide Web.
While you will find a plethora of knowledge online, and there is, of course, a very good chance that each and every one of your many questions will be answered by someone who’s had a similar question in the past, at KCS want to make it as simple as possible for our clients to get the answers to some of the web’s most commonly asked questions.
This is the most popular and most commonly used name for wireless internet. The name was commonly mistaken for “wireless fidelity”, when in fact it is actually a trademarked phrase which means IEEE 802.11x.
We know you are not exactly looking for the more technical terminology so we’re going to make this short. The network has no wired connection to link the sender and the receiver. Instead, a radio frequency is used. The frequency sits within an electromagnetic spectrum. When the radio frequency is supplied to an antenna, the electromagnetic field is created and it is able to propagate through space. The access point is the cornerstone of the network and its job is to broadcast a wireless signal which can be detected by digital devices which have the capability. In order to have this connection, the devices must have the necessary network adapters.
It might sound complicated, but luckily this is about all that you need to know about how Wi-Fi works.
Actually, yes there is. Wireless refers to any local area network or LAN which a mobile user can connect to using radio waves. Basically, Wi-Fi is a type of Wireless LAN rather than being two completely different things. The confusion comes in when the two terms are used interchangeably.
The answer to this is really simple and it starts with you getting in touch with KCS. Starting off with a reliable internet service provider is the first step to take and once you’ve made the contact, you will be provided with everything you need in order to have Wi-Fi set up in your home or office space. A good service provider will quickly have you set up with everything you need in order to get connected to the web.