General Meeting Topic – March 2024

Modems, Routers, and Wi-Fi

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Where: In-Person & via Zoom

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Dublin Branch
75 N. High St
Dublin, OH 43017

Presented by Bill James, APCUG Speaker’s Bureau & Computer Club of Oklahoma City

The APCUG Speaker’s Bureau webpage provided the text below.

In the early days of networking, the term modem was used to describe a device that transformed speech into analog signals (and vice versa) to be transmitted over telephone lines. This presentation will discuss Modems, Routers, and Wi-Fi and how to set up your devices for the best performance since we all want fast, reliable, and secure Internet. First, Bill will give us information on the latest modems, router hardware developments, and best practices for setup and deployment. Next, he will discuss Wi-Fi as the best option and how it fits into Home Automation, demystifying terms like WPA, Wi-Fi 6, 802.11, Ethernet, and DOCIS 3.1. Finally, he will also cover the pros and cons of using a professional tech service to solve technical difficulties.