|Wireless Hub Tips
Yes and no. A switch can be described as a smart hub.
A switch is used to connect computers and devices on a network,
but is able to distinguish where to send transmissions.
Generally speaking, in a home wireless network, all you will need
is a wireless hub. Larger, more complex networks, such as in
offices, should consider using switches.
A hub is used to connect devices on a network.
A wireless hub does the same task on a wireless network.
The devices can be computers, printers, etc. Typically,
hubs are inexpensive and an excellent way to connect
devices together on a network. If you want the easiest solution,
Linksys provides wireless hubs and routers that are simple to
configure and implement.
A wireless network adapter is a device that can make regular,
wired devices able to communicate on a wireless network.
Typical wireless adapters include wireless USB adapters
and printer adapters. You can also purchase wireless
adapters that allow desktops and laptops to connect to
a wireless network.
Wireless adaptors can afford an office with older technology
to upgrade to a wireless network thereby increasing
flexibility of office design, set up and safety.
Can I Share an Internet Connection With a
The short answer is no. If you have a broadband internet
connection with all computers hooked up via a wireless hub,
only one computer can have internet access at a time.
However, a router allows computers to share an internet
connection. You can then hook up multiple computers to
via a hub, but only one computer on that hub can use the
internet at any given time.
Wireless Adapter for Laptop
Wireless adapters are made for both PC slots and USB
connectors. Both are easy to install and use if your laptop
or desktop does not have a built in Wi-Fi card. Make sure
to follow the specific wireless adapter instructions for
configuration of the adapter.
Additionally, make sure you buy the right adaptor for your
machine. Your best bet will be to bring all of the specs of
your PC or laptop with you when you go to buy a Wireless
adaptor. Then you are sure to get the right one - and don't be
afraid to ask for help if you aren't sure what you are looking for.
Better to ask then to bring the wrong thing home!