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How Portable Internet Devices Work

Portable internet devices come in many different forms with versatile functions. Learn more about portable internet devices in this article.


10 Places to Find WiFi (So You Don't Eat up Your Data Plan)

10 Places to Find WiFi (So You Don't Eat up Your Data Plan)

Data plans are precious ... and finite. So knowing where to get your WiFi fix matters. Learn about a few places to find WiFi at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Get Wi-Fi Connection With Windows Vista

How to Get Wi-Fi Connection With Windows Vista

Setting up a Wi-Fi connection on Windows Vista lets you connect to the Internet. Learn how to get a Wi-Fi connection with Windows Vista. See more »

What does SSID stand for?

Your wireless network can’t function without an SSID. Learn what SSID stands for in this article. See more »

How Unified Communications Works

How Unified Communications Works

You probably use unified communications on a daily basis even if you might not know it. Learn about unified communications applications. See more »

How iTunes Mobile Works

How iTunes Mobile Works

Apple's iTunes mobile lets people find new music while on the go. Learn how iTunes mobile works and iTunes mobile applications. See more »

How are point-of-sale systems going mobile?

How are point-of-sale systems going mobile?

Point-of-sale is now mobile, giving merchants other option for tracking revenue. See how point-of-sale mobile is changing how consumers shop. See more »

How Google Maps for BlackBerry Devices Works

How Google Maps for BlackBerry Devices Works

Are you curious about how Google Maps for BlackBerry works? Check out HowStuffWorks for lot of information on how Google Maps for BlackBrry works. See more »

No Wires Required

No Wires Required

Take the WiFi Quiz to see how much you are up to speed on wireless internet. Learn about routers, networking and wifi signals with the WiFi Quiz. See more »

How Wireless Internet Cards Work

How Wireless Internet Cards Work

Wireless Internet cards help many PCs pick up a Internet signal. See how wireless Internet cards, small devices about the size of a credit card work. See more »

How Napster Mobile Works

How Napster Mobile Works

Are you interested in downloading and purchasing music from Napster using your cell phone? Learn about how Napster Mobile works at HowStuffWorks. See more »