Discover how to use essential features to make the most out of a Wi-Fi network. Learn how to set up a router, extend a Wi-Fi signal farther, add a separate guest network, and more.
- [Scott] Wireless networking is all around us. And the communication capabilities it provides have revolutionized how we use information devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers. Wi-Fi isn't an acronym or a nickname, and it doesn't stand for anything. It refers to the trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance, an organization which certifies 802.11 wireless networking devices for interoperability with each other. Because of this, the term Wi-Fi has entered the public vocabulary as a term to generally mean wireless IP networking. So that's the term I'll use to discuss this kind of wireless network that computers and devices use to communicate with each other and the internet. I'm Scott Simpson. And in this course, I'll cover the basic ideas you'll need to be familiar with in order to understand and manage Wi-Fi networks. We'll take a look at the technologies behind different parts of Wi-Fi, and some terminology you'll need to know. While the focus of this course will be on Wi-Fi, I'll also cover some home networking planning and maintenance strategies too. So, whether you're looking to learn about Wi-Fi technologies themselves, or you need to set up Wi-Fi at your home or somewhere else, I hope you'll join me for this LinkedIn learning course.