by: Guy AmesI believe that wireless networks represent one of the most significant inventions in human history – almost as important as sliced bread.
Now, seriously, bread is certainly easy enough to cut yourself, but try to wire up a network and you will think of this invention in a different way.
Just to make the whole picture clearer for you, let me give you five reasons why using a wireless network is definitely worth it.
Sharing Web Access
With wireless networking, you can easily and cheaply share one single Internet connection among different computers, without having to use more modems. If that wasn’t enough, you can even include new computers in your network only by using a wireless card and switching them on to have an immediate Internet connection! Not many wired networks would be able to do that.
Sharing Printers and Files
A wireless network guarantees access to your files regardless of where you are within your house, and with a home computer it also facilitates the synchronization of data on a laptop. Using wireless networks makes it so much simpler to send files between computers as compared to the traditional emails or CDs.
Moreover, if your printer is connected, you can write your documents anywhere you want and finally print them through a printer connected to another computer. In other words, a printer plugged into one of the computers on the network is available to all the computers saving you the expense of having multiple printers at home.
Playing Games Online
As might have already seen, games have often the option to play over a LAN. As previously mentioned, wireless networks are LANs, meaning that people can play together without having to be physically near each other.
Isn’t it more exciting to play with your family and friends instead of unknown people on the Internet and be able to make the whole game work much faster? Actually, you can even ask your friends to bring their own computers in and join a thrilling 'LAN party'!
With wireless networking you can easily connect any games you wish to play to the Internet, and start playing online. Playing online with a wirelessly connected to Xbox or PlayStation 2 is definitely simpler than having to use your modem for connection all the time.
Always On Access
What made the spread of broadband possible was that it let Internet connections be constantly on, eliminating the need of dialing in all the time. With wireless networking, network connections are always on, so that every time you wish, any of your computers is able to connect to the Internet!
Regardless of where you take your laptops to within your home, they will have instant access! Moreover, wireless networks offer you the convenience of eliminating usernames and password systems, as they operate without logging in. Talk about convenience!
No More Wire Running Everywhere!
Being able to eliminate wires from running all over your house is probably the biggest reason why you should turn your network to wireless. Believe me, you will be so pleased when you get rid of problematic, costly, ugly and unsafe wires.
Although the average Ethernet wire doesn't cost much, once you've bought the necessary quantity to do what you need to do, but getting everything you need for a wired LAN it adds up quickly.
Plus, whenever you wish to have wires running between rooms or floors, you are forced to have holes in the walls, which might not even possible if the house is not yours.
Many people living in rented apartments have to limit their network to a particular room until they finally decided to switch to wireless allowing them to even take their computers outside, if they wish to!
Using wireless networks also enables you to have more safety, as there is no danger of tripping over uncovered wires.
Furthermore, if you are moving, you do not have to pack all the wires up and re-connect them again. Finally, with wireless networks there’s no need for you to check every single wire if your Internet connection doesn’t work.
Are You Convinced Yet?
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