August 17, 2015

    Wi-Fi - Is the name of a popular wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide wireless high-speed Internet and network connections for computers, smartphones and other devices. Allowing them to also communicate with one another wirelessly within a particular area. It does not stand for Wireless Fidelity.

     As a radio signal it works best with Line of Sight (nothing blocking from point A to point B). Because it is a radio signal it can be blocked or jammed. Oh sure its illegal, "Federal law prohibits the operation, marketing, or sale of any type of jamming equipment," doesn't mean that they aren't

  Cell Tower

    The signal is carried by cell towers, we've all seen them blighting our landscape.

If the power goes off at the towers, no bars on your phone.

    There are several Home Security companies currently advertising how much more 'secure' you are, using their Wi-Fi base station over the 'old fashioned' Land Line. When the power goes down, you don't lose your Land Line's ability to function. Do your own research.

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