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¤ In most homes, there would be more than one user accessing the internet. And wireless is the easiest, cheapest and the most convenient way to share your internet bandwidth. The speed might decreasy slightly, but the user experience would still be fine in Wi-Fi.
¤ Even if you are a single user, you may want to access the internet from which ever place you like – without all the clutter of the cables. Since most laptops give a decent battery life, you could browse without your power cord as well – totally wireless. So, you could access internet through Wi-Fi from sofa, lawn, kitchen etc.
¤ More devices can be added to your home network without any additional hardware/ cables/ network switches required. The wireless network would easily span 15-20 meters and does not require a line of sight – walls don’t block your Wi-Fi network.
¤ Many devices are wireless enabled (Including some laser printers, multi-function printers, IP Cameras etc.) and they work on a Wi-Fi IEEE standard – 802.11a,b,g,n etc. Even your desktop computer could work with Wi-Fi if you add a wireless adaptor to it.
But there are certain security considerations you need to be careful with – As your wireless network could be reached even from the road. So, a detailed set-up guide and minimum settings to be made on home networks to make it secure and efficient can be found in the following link:
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