How does WiFi work?

Question

We have poor dialup access via old phone lines. DSL too expensive; COX not available.

Q. Is WiFi something that will help us? How does it work?

Any help with be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer

This question was answered on September 5, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Wi-Fi provides for wireless Ethernet transmission primarily between laptops and local access nodes that attach to your standard corporate network Normally Wi-Fi networking chips are located in hardware that hangs on a ceiling or wall and provides access within a 300-foot area

For now, this Wi-Fi technology is used with cable or DSL

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Posted by Robin of Mesa Community College on September 5, 2002