Are You Taking Full Advantage of Your Wireless Router?

Many people nowadays have wireless internet access in their homes. If you don’t, yet, you may be considering it. So why is wireless internet access so great?

You’ll be able to use the internet throughout your home, with your laptop comfortably ensconced on the sofa, in the bed, or even in the bathroom or garden! That alone gives you plenty of reason to install a wireless network at home, doesn’t it? But consider this – you could be using your wireless network with your smartphone, your tablet, and any other device capable of connecting to the internet.

This isn’t just a great gimmick; it could save you a tonne of money, especially if your phone plan offers quite an expensive internet service. However, all too often people are concerned that having a wireless network will allow others to invade their home network and use it for their own ends or even break into the computers using it.

You will be able to protect your wireless network in a variety of ways. One very popular method is by password-protecting it; any user seeking to log onto it will need to provide the password in order to use the wireless functionality. However, there are other methods and a very secure way to sort this out is by allowing only specific MAC addresses onto your wireless service; this means you can specify which devices, precisely, are able to connect using your wireless.

To install a wireless network in your home, you will need a wireless access point. Some routers come with this functionality built into them, so shop carefully and don’t be afraid to ask for help! Your computer will also need a wireless network card allowing it to use the wireless functionality. Most, if not all, laptops and netbooks come with this built-in, so again make sure you shop carefully and consciously.

A wireless network could make your world a lot more comfortable and more convenient. What are you waiting for?

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