Internet Residential WiFi Gateway Devices

When you signed up for Internet service, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) probably sent you a package containing some cables and one or two small electronic boxes, with simple instructions for hooking them up. If you purchased a "WiFi" setup and got only one box, then it must contain all of these networking functions:

For the sake of consistency, we will refer to this combination of services as an "Internet Residential WiFi Gateway" device, even though the industry uses various other names from time to time. This page contains video information that will help you use, configure, manage, and understand your Residential WiFi Gateway device. At the time of this writing in 2010, this is one of the most common kinds of Internet setups in homes and small offices, and it can be expanded with wired Ethernet hardware as described in our "Wired Architectures" section. Click on the various icons below to access the related information: