People often ask me about 2.4 Ghz vs 5 Ghz routers. They want to know if they need 5 Ghz and what the limitations are of a 5 Ghz router. The other thing I'm asked is about dual-band routers, which are routers that will let you run a 2.4 Ghz network at the same time that you are running a 5 Ghz network. This article will hopefully clear up some of these questions as they … [Read more...] about 2.4 Ghz vs 5 Ghz Linksys Router – A Review of Choices and Dual Band Considerations
Q: I have a wireless enabled. I use home wireless, public wireless, and also have an cell carrier aircard. I primarily use my home wireless. When I go to log on at home, my computer used to automatically load my wireless. There was a hurricane at the end of the summer, and we lost power for 4 days. The router was reset once the power came back on, but I am the only one who … [Read more...] about Wireless Network Connection Problem – Troubleshooting
Q: What does it mean to "enable the wireless router radio"? A: The wireless radio is the device inside the wireless router that sends out the wireless signal. Turning it on means that you are enabling the router's ability to send out a wireless signal. If you have a wirless router and you don't want to use it for wireless (e.g. you only want WIRED access for now), you can … [Read more...] about What does it mean to “enable the wireless router radio”?
It's great having a wireless network in your house -- but it's annoying to have to login to the network every time. In this article I'll show you how to configure Windows Vista so that your computer (laptop or desktop -- doesn't matter) automatically connects to your wireless network. 1. Go to Start->Control Panel->Network and Sharing Center. 2. In the Task area at … [Read more...] about How to Set Vista to Connect to a Wirelss Network Automatically
I've been asked mutiple times in the last month or so about how people can try to figure out what's causing the problem with their wireless internet connections, so I figured I'd take the opportunity to review the proper troubleshooting steps. Generally speaking these steps should work regardless of what cable provider you have, but note that some companies do handle things a … [Read more...] about Troubleshooting your Wireless Internet Connection – A Diagnostic Outline