The network wireless adapter is a hardware device located either inside laptops or on wireless network cards made for tower type computers. The role of this network wireless adapter is to catch internet signal from other wireless internet routers (in other words, to connect to other Wi-Fi networks). Depending on some factors, the network wireless adapter will make you benefit from greater internet speeds, more stability and faster download speeds. Also you can look for network wireless adapters with additional features on the side. You never know when you might need them.
Tip 1: software. You should always check for updates for your software. The network wireless adapter needs software programs that will link the hardware devices (the actual device to the internet signal). Software updates can be made either on the laptop or on your router.
Tip 2: bandwidth. Be careful when you choose your network wireless adapter. Depending on your bandwidth you will benefit from more internet speed allocation on your personal computer.
Tip 3: distance from the router. The distance from the local internet router is of great essence. If you are located far from it, your signal will be weak and you might encounter several signal losses (instability) or slower speeds (both upload – download and navigation speed)
Tip 4: be careful on the type. The type of the network wireless adapter will also affect your communication speed. For example a PCI adapter will always be slower than an USB network wireless adapter. These adapters are not always built in your pc, but you sometimes need to buy them separately and assemble them for yourself. So be careful what type of slot you need to use.
Tip 5: Wi-Fi standards. Wi-Fi standards are some protocols used by the routers and the network wireless adapter in order to maintain the connection and perform the data packages transfer. You will have to pay attention to the standard to make sure your adapter work with all types of routers.
Tip 6: prices. Prices are a good point to start your search. You don’t have to buy the most expensive network wireless adapter in order to get the best quality. You should better make sure to check all specifications to be accordingly, than to first look for the top prices.
Tip 7: Ethernet. Some network wireless adapters may feature Ethernet ports as well. If you ever find yourself in the need of an Ethernet port (maybe the wireless capability doesn’t work properly anymore) you will find this helpful.
Tip 8: make sure the power is stable. In some places, where technology is not up to date, you might encounter hardware issues such as power fluctuation that will lead to improper use of the equipment. If the power fluctuates you have two possibilities: either the equipment that you use (including the router) will work, but with a lower yield, causing network drops, low speed or bad data transfers, either the equipment will cease to work completely. If this is the case you should try to install a power stabilizer so your device will work properly.