It’s a Wi-Fi World!
And what you can do with it.
Most people associate the term “Wi-Fi” with the ability to browse the Internet wirelessly, but there really is much more to Wi-Fi wireless technology than just browsing the Internet. Ten years ago, no one would have thought that it would be possible to listen to music from your basement computer on your entertainment system upstairs, or download songs to your Wi-Fi-enabled MP3 player, but Wi-Fi technology has made it possible to do not only these, but a host of other applications as well.
Advantages of Wi-Fi
Let’s take a look at some of the advantages Wi-Fi in your home.
Unparalleled mobility and flexibility If you’ve ever installed a multi-room stereo and had to run wires through a wall, you know the amount of time and effort it requires. Thanks to Wi-Fi, you’re no longer confined by the cords that link your devices. Products like network music players use Wi-Fi technology to wirelessly stream your music to speakers located throughout your house. Some systems are different than others, but typically you can listen to the same, or different music in each room, play music from your computer or other devices attached to the network, and even listen to Internet radio.
Quick, easy setup Setting up a wireless network may sound like a daunting task, but it’s actually a pretty straightforward process. Wi-Fi networks don’t require professional installation, and, best of all, there are no holes to drill or wires to run through walls. Many new routers are “plug-and-play,” meaning you just connect them to a power outlet, plug in an Ethernet cord, and voilà — your network has been created. And in case you didn’t know – all TBTC Internet plans come with Wifi / Wireless routers!
Fast data transfer rates With transfer speeds around 150 Mbps you should have no issues with streaming high-definition TV signals, as well as CD-quality audio.
Whole-house connectivity You can do a variety of things over Wi-Fi that you might not expect. For example, you can listen to music in multiple rooms in your home on wireless speakers; print documents anywhere in your house with a wireless printer; and update your Wi-Fi-enabled digital photo frame without even hooking up a camera or memory card. Plus, the possibilities are continuing to grow.