IOGEAR University – Wireless 101

March 11th, 2009

Wireless is everywhere – schools, hospitals, restaurants and even hotels and libraries. So what is the difference between Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Wireless USB? Wi-Fi, which stands for wireless fidelity, refers to wireless Internet and is the technology behind wireless networks used to access the Internet without using cables. To learn more about how Wi-Fi works click here. IOGEAR has a cool little device  that helps you find Hot Spots without opening up your computer. Bluetooth is the technology that allows for the exchange of information at a short range between one or more devices, such as a cell phone, computer or PDA. Data can only be exchanged at rates of up to 2 Mbps, so it's good for low-bandwidth exchanges of information. Here are some cool Bluetooth devices by IOGEAR. Wireless USB extends the speeds of traditional USB cables to the airwaves, allowing users to connect their computers to various peripherals such as monitors, TVs, printers, digital cameras and external hard drives. Unlike Bluetooth, Wireless USB operates at much faster speeds, allowing large files such as music and videos to be sent from one source to another. IOGEAR offers a number of wireless products that help you connect wirelessly, such as the IOGEAR Wireless USB to VGA Kit. This product enables users to wirelessly stream PC content to an in-room TV or projector. What kind of wireless technology do you use on a daily basis? Cheers, The IOGEAR Team



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