Did you know you can actually use WIFI meshing to connect all devices to one? Why would you want to do that? Well, the reason is simple
If you use WIFI, everything you use for internet connection has to go through your router, unless you have another wireless device on the other end. WIFI meshing allows you to circumvent your router and connect all your devices to one. Here’s how it works.
When you use WIFI you don’t need a separate Wifi access point. With a Wifi only device, your laptop/ Desktop/ Notebook will only ever connect to the WIFI you are using. So, what happens if you use another device to connect to your WIFI? If you use another device, say your cell phone, that other device will get turned off and vice versa. The only thing left is for your WIFI to stay on, but now you need to get another Wifi hotspot to connect to.
If you use WIFI to connect all devices to one, this also solves the problem of multiple people trying to connect to the same device. If you have more than one person trying to connect to the same device, you get busy signals, and things get broken. With WIFI meshing, however, there is only one Wifi spot where all of your devices can be plugged in without getting lost.
How does WIFI work? WIFI uses WEP, or Wireless Equivalent Privacy
This is a type of network that is a lot more secure than the kind you get with a cell phone. For cell phones, the networks are very public, and anyone can see what you’re doing. However, with WIFI, you have to use a secure network. Also, there are many more options available with WIFI than there are with your cell phone.
There are several different ways to set up your WIFI. First, you can purchase a router, usually from your Internet Service Provider. You also have the option of using an open mesh network, which is not as secure (and not as fast), but it’s less noticeable. Lastly, you can also install your own WIFI hotspot. These are either stand alone devices that you plug into the wall, or they have to be tied into your existing electricity supply, but they’re much easier than setting up a wireless router from the beginning.
Setting up your own WIFI network will be a little bit different than if you had a router. One thing you’ll want to keep in mind is that each computer on your network must be able to communicate with each other. For this reason, most routers these days come with built in support for the latest (and greatest) Wi-Fi Sense technology. With this technology, a computer (usually) in the range of the network card can receive signals for several different devices, allowing for a sort of “push technology” where only one device needs to be hit in order for others to receive information. However, because some older routers don’t have this support, you may need to configure your settings manually for some of your devices. It’s worth it, though, especially if you use one or more sensitive pieces of software on your computer.
Setting up your own WIFI hotspot should be a fairly simple process, and once you’ve done it a few times, you shouldn’t really have any problems
The first thing you’ll want to do is find a place to park your laptop that has a good signal. There are many free (or at least inexpensive) alternatives to pay for a WISP’s service, such as Google’s wireless mesh network (a service similar to cell phone radiation.) You may also want to use a USB cord or portable Wi-Fi hotspot device, which can be easily transported from location to location, avoiding the hassle of laying fiber-optic cable or running wires throughout your house. If you want to be able to roam freely, though, you’ll probably want to opt for a WISP service that offers a cell phone signal as well.
Once you’ve found a good spot to park your laptop, you should connect up your network to your WISP. To do this, simply plug in the WISP’s name into the port configuration settings of your computer (usually control panel, ) and presto! You should be able to see your WISP icon on the system tray, and should be able to dial out and talk to your WISP. If you use WIFI meshing, then you may have even less trouble getting service – many WISPs offer an instant approval process after just a few short minutes of installation!