We live in a time where Wi-Fi free zones and restaurants are places to be paid for. With internet access becoming more crucial than ever due to social distancing, it seems clear that COVID-19 has deepened the digital togetherness. You can’t deny the fact that Wi-Fi has become part and parcel of everyone’s life who want to have an online presence.
What is Wi-Fi? This basic question needs to be addressed because it is often mistaken as a source of the internet. To give you an analogy, let me take an example of ordering a TV from the Amazon website. Wi-Fi router is a delivery packet one receives from Amazon and broadband connection is packed item Amazon receives from the manufacturer. Even though Amazon receives a well-packed item from the manufacturer it repacks it for faster and safer delivery of the TV. Similarly, Wi-Fi upon receiving data from the internet changes the packet structure to help to connect more devices. Wi-Fi is the technology designed to extend the capabilities of an internet connection wirelessly.
WiFi, a technology originated in Hawaii in 1979, has evolved itself into one of the most sophisticated technologies human race could come across. Router, when bought to the home you always end up hearing 2.4 GigaHertz and 5 GigaHertz tuning, which one to use? A simple explanation will help you understand which frequency is suitable for you. If you care about the speed, then 5GHz is the best choice as it is faster than common 2.4GHz. If you rather prefer range over speed then pick 2.4GHz. If you have a lot of internet-capable devices at home and constantly experiencing connectivity problems or other issues, the 5GHz is the better option. In short, 5GHz is faster at sending & receiving data at shorter distances only compared to 2.4GHz.
Did you know that you are one of the best blockers for the WiFi signal is the human body? Humans are made up of 75% of water and water being the blocker for WiFi, you block your WiFi signal if you are sitting between the router and your computer.
5G replacing WiFi router
5G, a future internet technology that is designed to provide a more reliable high-speed service compared to traditional broadband is expected to replace WiFi. But these technologies will work better when worked together than as competitors. For example, if you want a better connection for all devices and sensors at home and these devices don’t require high-speed internet. So WiFi is a smart investment to make as it is cost-effective and will connect all sensors at home. So you take a router that takes the high-speed link and breaks up into a bunch of smaller bandwidth parts.
Google Nest WiFi
Google Nest Wifi is a whole-home Wi-Fi system and a trending Wi-fi technology. It replaces your traditional router to provide reliable Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home. Nest Wifi points also have a speaker with the Google Assistant, so you can play music, control supported connected devices, and more.
With the Internet of Things penetrating each individual’s life over recent years and WiFi is connecting those devices. The WiFi ecosystem is very strong with very low-cost chipsets available. This technology has proved itself a boon to the human race during difficult times like these!