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What are Wireless Routers And Their Uses

A wireless router is a device that sends data from one device (computers, smartphones, tablets etc) to another devices without any physical means like wires or cables. They use radio signals to communicate between devices. Wireless routers uses IP packet headers to determine the path to transfer packets of data. Routers mainly connects a LAN to a WAN by by interfacing a broadband modem to the network within home or small offices.

How Wireless Routers Work

Wireless routers uses radio signals to communicate or transfer data between two devices. Basically speaking, internet data comes in to the wifi router from the phone line and is converted into radio signals. This radio signal is then picked up by the network card in your PCs, smartphone and translated into internet data again.

Many people get confused between WLAN routers and access points, thinking that they are same. The access points allow wireless clients access to a particular network, but in case of wireless routers, they allow clients to browse different networks to connect with. The wifi router always takes the IP address into account to make decisions on how to route the packet of data; whereas, access points generally ignore the IP address and route all data packets.

Using a Solid State Drive (SSD) To Improve Your PC Performance

There is an extreme trend towards configuring modern computers with solid state drives (SSD) and authorize them as the main storage subsystem instead of traditional hard disk drives (HDD). This trends occurred in the last very few years especially after the availability of 1 TB SSD in a reasonable price in the consumer market.

Upgrading your regular old hard drive to a solid-state drive is one of the best upgrades you can make to your computer nowadays, as our hard drives tend to be among the biggest bottlenecks in performance. SSD read times are insanely fast, meaning using one will make your boot times and application launches super short. We’ll make no assumptions here and keep this article on a level that anyone can understand. You might be shopping for a computer and simply wondering what the heck SSD actually means? To begin, SSD stands for Solid State Drive. You’re probably familiar with USB memory sticks – SSD can be thought of as an oversized and more sophisticated version of the humble USB memory stick. Boiled down, an SSD is (usually) a faster-but-smaller drive, while a mechanical hard drive is a larger-but-slower drive. Your SSD should hold your Windows system files, installed programs, and any games you’re currently playing.

Solid State Drive

Most consumer-grade SSDs from leading vendors now cost around $3 per gigabyte, while traditional hard drives cost about 20 to 30 cents per gigabyte for 2.5-in. laptop drives and 10 to 20 cents per gigabyte for 3.5-in. desktop drives, according storage market research firm Coughlin Associates Inc. Now with s solid state drive (SSD) usage in many computer systems all over the world, this flash-based technology has gone rival and became very popular. In other words, even the cheapest 120GB SSDs are going to be around $300, though some are available on sale for less. So should you buy a high-capacity HDD for little cash or plunk down hundreds of dollars more for a fast, but lower-capacity, SSD? Or, should you wait?

If you have a mechanical hard drive playing wingman in your PC, it should store your large media files, productivity files, and any files you access infrequently. Hard drives are an ideal location for your MP3 library, Documents folder, and all those video files you’ve ripped over the years, as they don’t really benefit from an SSD’s blinding speed. Like a memory stick, there are no moving parts to an SSD. Rather, information is stored in microchips. What about a gaming hard drive instead of a solid state drive for the sake of improving your gaming experience? Would it be a good choice or you better just pick a solid state drive instead? Conversely, a hard disk drive uses a mechanical arm with a read/write head to move around and read information from the right location on a storage platter. This difference is what makes SSD so much faster. One of the most publicized downsides of SSDs is that they have a limited number of writes before they wear out—however, with most newer SSDs, this isn’t actually a problem. Most modern SSDs will become outdated before they die, and you’ll probably have upgraded by then, so there’s not really a huge need to worry about writing to the drive too many times. Now even with the best gaming SSD you cannot guarantee that SSD will contribute to the gaming experience you have unless you are sure your CPU and VGA card are strong enough to handle your games. That said, there are still a number of tweaks you can make to your system to account for the idiosyncrasies of solid-state drives.


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