A Broadband internet connection without any wires or cables connecting the computers to the internet.
A Network of multiple Computers, Laptops and Printers all connected to each other and the internet wirelessly.
The essential item that connects you to the Internet with the built in ADSL modem.
An Internal Wireless Network Adaptor for laptops allowing wireless communications between the computer and a wireless router.
An Internal Network Adapter used with PCs allowing wireless communications between the Computer and a Wireless Router.
Multiple-input multiple-output communications. MIMO Routers have more antennas therefore allowing more wireless connections and more coverage.
A MIMO Router will allow more devices to connect to it than a standard router, and will also have greater coverage, so the range of the wireless network can be increased.
A GB (gigabyte) is a unit of information or computer storage equal to 1 billion bytes.
Mb or Mbps:
A Mbps (megabit per second) is a unit of data transfer rate equal to 1,000,000 bits per second or 1,000 kilobits per second.
The Wi-Fi standard that applies to wireless devices such as routers, denotes a set of Wireless LAN/WLAN standards developed by working group 11 of the IEEE LAN/MAN Standards Committee (IEEE 802).
The two main types are 802.11b (which supports speeds of up to 11Mbps) and 802.11g (which supports speeds of up to 54Mbps). You won't notice any difference when browsing the internet with a standard (up to 8Mbps) broadband connection, however file and data transfers between devices on a wireless network will be faster with the 802.11g rather than the 802.11b.
USB Network Adapter:
An External Network Adaptor suited to all types of computers allowing wireless communications between the Computer and a Wireless Router. USB Adaptors are very easy to use as you simply plug them into a USB port on your computer.
WEP, WPA, SSID hiding & MAC Control:
These are all different types of Wireless Network Security. These allow for different levels of security to be set within your wireless router so that your network is safe from intruders trying to connect to your network.