How does this WiFi thingy work?

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  1. estcres

    estcres Read Only Funster

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    Hi,

    I am about to go from a landline based system to Wi-Fi as we are moving house and losing our landline connection.

    Can anyone please explain how Wi-Fi works?

    When I disconnect the Laptop from the Telepnone system a message appears informing me that the Laptop is switching to Wi-Fi but does not do anything else.

    I have always had a Landline connection and never use the Wi-Fi facility so therefore i am Wi-Fi ignorant.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you
     
  2. Terry

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    Hi in dead simple terms it is a wireless router -just the same as our wired one :thumb:
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  3. Phill D

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    You will need access to a wifi hub, either via a mobile network or a router connected to a land line. So if you are loosing your land line you will either need access to a mobile network through a dongle , mifi, or poss your phone. Or, access to some other available system, hot spot, or public wifi.

    Hope that helps.:thumb:
     
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    WiFi is no more than a radio link between computers. It is not always a link to the internet. You could just link 2 home computers. Or a computer to printer.

    Or computer to router. A router routes to the internet.

    2 types of router. Landline and mobile radio ( phone ).

    If you are talking wireless than you need MiFi a WiFi lump that connects to the internet by mobile phone towers and to your computer by WiFi.

    Or there are broadband USB dongles, these a routers that connect via the mobile phone network and to your computer by a USB wire.
     
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  6. Phill D

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    This is sound advice.. i use the same unit and have purchased one of these sim cards from this seller and can confirm that it is suitable for normal browsing and emails.
     
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