Question by  Dana67 (12)

How does a wireless router work?

I do not understand how I can be on the internet without being connected to the router itself.


Answer by  nickl2000 (540)

The router sends out a wireless signal similar to one used by a wireless phone. The computer understands that signal and sends one back. Then whenever you are doing something on the internet the computer sends a signal about what it need, and the router sends the info back


Answer by  kevincai96 (669)

A router takes an internet connection, and "routes" it to other computers. To connect to a wireless router, your computer sends and receives signals to the router in the form of radio waves. The router then accesses the internet and sends back the information to your computer. Thus, you must/be/connected/to/the/router,only/that/you/are/connected/wirelessly.


Answer by  ComputerWizard (29)

The router sends out waves like radio waves, and your computer can interpret them. Your computer then sends back information from you, and information goes back and forth.


Answer by  Phil28 (379)

Imagine it like a radio. There are waves on which the necessary information gets coded. The antennas are tuned to a frequency. The rest work like cabled network basically.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Basically a wireless router works similar to a wireless phone. The router convert the internet connection into a wireless frequency and send it to you network car similar to how the phone base sends a dial tone to your handset. Data is convert to a signal and broadcast. This signal is then received by the network card and convert back.


Answer by  gradyj (77)

A wireless router uses what is called a "wifi signal", the router and the computer/laptop both have a wifi sender and a receiver to communicate (send/receive) data with.


Answer by  wwgt (7)

By definition, a "router" routes a request to and from a client. It is your gateway, To the outside of your location. IE:your computer to the internet and vice versa

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