What is Wi-Fi and how does it work?

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Welcome to the mysterious yet incredibly practical world of Wi-Fi! We’ve all heard of it, but how does it really work?

Demystifying Wi-Fi

What is Wi-Fi?

Invented in 1997, Wi-Fi, short for “Wireless Fidelity,” is a bit like the magic wand of the internet. It enables our devices to connect wirelessly to the online world, without the need for bothersome cables.

How Does it Work?

Imagine Wi-Fi as a conversation between your devices thanks to a superhero called “the router”. The router sends invisible signals (radio waves) that carry data between your phone, computer, and the vast realm of websites. Magical, isn’t it?

What Do You Need?

Modem:
Provided by your internet service provider, the modem converts the signal from your internet provider into a usable signal at home. However, it doesn’t yet allow you to connect your devices.

Router:
The router, often integrated with the modem, plays a crucial role. It ensures that the internet signal is picked up by your devices and distributed efficiently. In essence, it creates a network enabling communication between devices.

Wi-Fi Booster:
A Wi-Fi booster enhances the wireless signal range in your home, particularly in areas where the connection is weak.

Ottie:
Ottie allows you to stay connected even in the presence of interference or internet outages. It seamlessly navigates the best available 4G or 5G network in your location, ensuring you always stay online with the fastest available speed

By incorporating Ottie into your Wi-Fi setup, you add an extra layer of reliability for a smooth connectivity experience.

Behind the scenes of Wi-Fi

Frequencies and Channels

It’s a bit like a radio frequency but for the internet. Wi-Fi uses different frequencies, called channels, to avoid congestion. It’s like choosing the best lane on the information highway.

What is Wi-Fi 6?

Wi-Fi networks, like the one in your home, typically use radio frequency bands of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Since 2019, Wi-Fi 6 has been introduced, operating on the new 6 GHz frequency band. This improves speed, ensures a stable connection when multiple devices are connected simultaneously, and enhances security.

Wi-Fi interferences

With old Wi-Fi standards, everyday objects (yes, even that innocent microwave) can play the party pooper. These interferences can make your Wi-Fi grumpy. In this case, ask you Internet Service Provider to get their latest Modem and Router and you won’t get those interferences anymore.

If you experience regular internet outages at home, feel free to contact us: we have a solution for you!

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