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How Wi-Fi Works - A Visual

Ever wonder how that wireless router in your home works? How can it maintain your internet connection through walls while your neighbors’ routers do the same?

Take look at The Bookmark’s 3D illustrative guide on How Wi-Fi Works.

The 3D animations bring to life the technologies that make wireless networks possible. Watch how signal encoding, radio transmission and data encryption deliver the internet to devices all throughout your home.

  • The basic 4 parts of WIFI - (WiFi stands for Wireless Fidelity)

  • Frequency band - Most Wi-Fi uses either 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz frequency bands

  • Channels - The main 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz signals are divided into sub-frequencies called channels.

  • Packets - Channels carry packets, or small groups of data.

  • Waves - Packets are made up of sets of waves.

Author: Sam Carson - Sam graduated from NC State University with a degree in Meteorology. He loves to take casual hikes to Crowders Mountain and is often told he looks like the actor Woody Harrelson."

This was brought to our attention by - Rob Mitchell a Communication Specialist for The Bookmark on, a Verizon authorized retailer.

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