IOGEAR Makes Sense of Wi-Fi [03-16-2004]
IOGEAR, a leading Wi-Fi connectivity and peripheral manufacturer, has developed a guide to help consumers understand the facts behind Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) technology. The free resource is available online at www.iogear.com.
The guide is aimed at a variety of end-users who are interested in Wi-Fi technology, but are uncertain how to use it or what products are best for them. 2004 research from Ipsos-Insight found that nearly 60% of adults in the US are familiar with Wi-Fi technology, yet only 17% of adults say they are either ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ likely to purchase Wi-Fi equipment for their homes in 2004.
IOGEAR’s guide answers common questions and allows consumers to learn the meaning of confusing Wi-Fi acronyms with a comprehensive glossary of wireless terms. It outlines the various Wi-Fi standards ranging from 802.11a to 802.11g, and what they mean for end-users. IOGEAR additionally outlines wireless devices currently available and how each works to benefit consumers, including which equipment is best for specific environments, such as the office, home or school. A simple to use network set up guide is also included to walk users through the process step-by-step.
With security being a major concern for Wi-Fi users, the guide also includes detailed information on how to protect their networks with the latest Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption standard.
“IOGEAR hopes its Wi-Fi guide will provide consumers with the information they need to understand how the technology can simplify their daily lives,” said Lewis Lustman, marketing manager at IOGEAR, Inc. “Wi-Fi is a ‘must have’ technology; once it’s installed, users can’t ever go back to computing without it. Eliminating wires and having access from any location in a home, office or on the road is an ideal solution for any computer user.”
To check out IOGEAR’s refreshed Web site, or for further information on the company’s Wi-Fi solutions, please visit www.iogear.com.