How a Wireless (WiFi) Router Works
A wireless router is an electronic device that works by sending data from the internet cable to a connecting device, and as a wireless access point, so the data can be shared through radio signals instead of another cable.
There are two kinds of Internet routers, wired and wireless; the wireless allows for four Ethernet ports for connecting PCs, TVs and other in-home gadgets to the internet, while the wired type is already outdated, although, those using it is to get online via an Ethernet cable.
Procedures to operate a WiFi router is as follows: plug your phone or cable line into the router and data will be sent through the connection to the router; as soon as the WiFi router takes this data, it converts it into radio signals, which are picked up by devices with WiFi capability such as laptops, tablets, smart phones and games consoles.
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By accessing a WiFi router to the Internet, you can make calls over the internet, saving on expensive phone calls or bills or access it to a digital TV.
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To connect to the WiFi router, you need to enter a password on the device you are using, which is usually supplied by your Internet service provider and can be easily found on the bottom of the router, which are series of number and letters designed for security purposes and also to protect your network from being used by others illegally.
The Internet service provider usually gives its user a router, but it’s up to the user which router will he/she use, – will it be the asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) package or the fiber-optic broadband, of which in this broadband type you can expect for a better model with more features, such as BT’s Smart Hub, etc.
Here are the current routers and their features available in the market. The current WiFi routers and their features are the following.
Among the WiFi routers available today, the Smart Hub stands out because it features seven antennae to offer for a bigger range than any other router and it also offer next generation AC WiFi, which means you can connect to more than one device and can still have the advantage of ultra fast speeds.
Virginia’s Super Hub has the same AC standard WiFi, five antennae, but when with Virgin’s market-leading 200 mbps WiFi, it has a speed so fast that you can access the web on a string of devices at once. Like the BT Smart Hub, Virginia’s Super Hub also has four Ethernet ports for wired connections, but there is no USB port.
Pay TV provider’s most powerful router at date is the Sky Q Hub, which is in the same league as Virgin’s Super Hub and BT Smart Hub, because it comes with the latest AC standard WiFi for connecting to the best new technology out there, same 5Ghz as its competitors, and boasts of having up to 64 devices on its network at once. A slight disadvantage is that Sky Q Hub has only two Ethernet ports, which is not ideal if you want to connect a number of devices using a cable rather than WiFi and there’s no USB port.