So what exactly is wireless computer networking? Wireless computer networking provides a wireless hub facility which makes use of radio waves to sustain open communication channels between computers, from 2 computers to probably a dozen or even more computers. Wireless networks are modern innovations offering a far better alternative to wired networking, which relies on copper and, or fiber optic cabling for communication to take place between computers. So in essence, wireless networks basically refer to any type of computer network connection that does not rely on cables or wires of any kind.
With wireless networks, homes, businesses and even telecommunications enterprises avoid the expensive process of introducing cables into buildings for connection purposes. Main advantages that should be noted with the use of wireless networks are the mobility and also the elimination of multiple wires. However, despite these two, wireless computing offers some disadvantages key among them being the interference of radio waves by changing weather and walls. Despite these downsides, the potential that can be gained from wireless computing is vast and as such, the use of wireless networks is fast gaining popularity all over.
There are several types of wireless networks; Wireless personal area networks (WPANs), Wireless local area network (WLAN), Wireless metropolitan area networks among others. In most cases we make use of wireless networks through the use of a wireless router. A wireless router is simply a device that joins different-multiple wired and wireless networks together. A router can be looked at as a sort of traffic warden, as it directs traffic on the internet (so to speak). The most common router types are the ones used in homes which facilitate wireless laptop computing enabling the passing of data like email and web pages between computers. Configuring your router is not a difficult task, although it does require some technical know-how to achieve. Various help forums and even consultants can easily be to found to help with this task.
A modem (modulator-demodulator) is a device used for modulation and demodulation, for example between the digital data of a computer and the analog signal of a telephone line. Not every modem works with a telephone as DSL modems are known to work with a broadband connection. Unlike what a 56kbit/s modem is capable of doing, a DSL modem working with a broadband connection serves users with a far superior internet download speed than a 56kbit/s modem. The DSL modem can be obtained for wireless computing, therefore enabling wireless computing to take place on the go.