As we have discussed in detail in the earlier articles wireless modem is good but with certain limitations as its area is limited and beyond it you cannot access the internet and networking. Think of a situation when you are on the go that is mobile and you want to be with internet with your laptop and there the whole problem starts with the wireless modem. Even if you are travelling by car through unfamiliar territories then the Wi-Fi connection will not work. So, what you do in these situations. In this environment the most potent is your wireless data card. It gives you flexibility, reliability and security. It provides you the access anywhere and anytime and there is no second thought to it.
These types of data card employ these of cellular technologies to connect your laptop with your cellular carrier. It is an always on internet connectivity with its response can be from that of strong to medium according to your connectivity functions and limits. It accesses the internet through code division multiple access, EVDO and high speed packet access technologies. There are various kinds of data cards; below we will be discussing some of these technologies. There is some of the plug in data cards where you simply have to plug in these data cards to your computer, these cards may be USB cards or Express Cards. The expression cards are superior in battery life.
There are certain data cards which are built into computers and these are dedicated applications and they can not be shared between two computers and they are tougher to trouble shoot in case of difficulties due to manufacturing licenses. There are also multi device data cards where you can share connections between laptops. You can use it in two ways. In the first case you can connect directly with the laptop with the USB cable to connect to the internet and in second instance it will act like that of Wi-Fi and hot-spot for as many as five users. It may be confusing at times and it is recommended for tech savvy persons who can by themselves trouble shoot all these information.
Now the next part of the writing is how does these cards work and how they able to hold such mobile connectivity. When the device is connected through computer then it interprets the device as a network adapter and then the machine’s operating system begins sending network traffic to the device using the standard networking protocols. Then the broadband card receives the net working data from the computer, it then converts the data into radio waves and then access the carrier point of hub. The frequency of the radio wave depend upon the carrier and their permitting radio waves vibrations. They used one of the advanced data encryption methods known as time division multiplexing which continues and attends the perfect upload without any sort of resistance from outsider invasions as well as the download speed of data packet transfer for maximized network and frequency capacity utilizations.
Now how to set up? The installation procedures of data card vary from user to use in significant ways. Each of the cellular subscribers gives the different types and set up options, some may give the plug in and play and some may ship some cd with data card for installation and so on. By studying and reading this article you will be able to set it up the wireless broadband within few deviations.
Connect your wireless modem to an available USB port on your computer. Then your USB modem will automatically check the status and the proprietary connection software. Then the modem will automatically install the necessary software. Just follow the on screen instructions to complete the software installation. Then click on finish. The go to desktop and double check the desktop short cut to check the connection status. The wireless software will automatically locate the service provider connection network and will ask you to confirm the connectivity. In the bottom of the left hand corner the available network will be seen. Then click on the connect button to connect to the network. Now open your favourite internet browser and start surfing the internet.
If your data card comes with the installation cd then insert the cd drive into the computer. If it is not come with the installation cd then insert your data card into PCMCIA port on your computer. Then it will install the connection software into your computer. The follow the onscreen instruction and complete the software installation. Then, double click on the service provider wireless broad band icon. It will locate available network in the bottom left hand corner. Then, the modem will locate the network and then click the connect button and now open your web browser and start surfing the internet.
There are lots of customization can be done with data card. The most advanced users can connect the data card with that of a router and can create their very own DSL connectivity. The data card becomes internet service provider in this net working connectivity. Tethering is the general term that is used with many computers and mobiles to connect to the internet. In the subsequent article I will be throwing light on this aspect, here the writing on tethering will be miniature in nature. With the correct software and the data plan with it you can connect to the internet from your smart phone and with the advent of 3G and subsequently the 4G the connectivity option goes on upscale with always on connectivity options to the subscribers.
Networking may be demystified for you and it is high time to go for some sort of knowledge jargon boosters by going through these articles. In this write up you know about the step by step guide about how net works should be access when you are on the mobile or outside of your town. With these options connectivity with your laptop is very easy and we also understood that USB data card can take huge task on the batteries and if available you should be going for the second options. The mobile modem and also Wi-Fi connectivity has some issues when you go outside of your network and this is why this article is very useful. So, in this way we all know the different avenues are available to us to network various devices in unimaginable ways.