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Limitation is an unfortunate word — and one you often refuse to consider. Taming impulses is tedious; accepting boundaries is dull. You choose instead to embrace the notion of endless possibilities…. especially within the online world.
The Internet is a cluster of exchanges and unseen encryptions. There are — you believe — no restrictions within it. And so you find yourself surprised when a network suddenly… fails: stripping you of access and ease.
Your router isn’t without fault. It instead demands a hot spot.
Explained simply: a hot spot is a designated area that provides users with ways to enter the Internet through wireless connections. They act as central hubs — with devices able to intercept their signals without requiring authentication or passwords. They are most commonly found within popular shops or attractions, where crowds are certain to gather.
Assuming that they can be reached at any location is a mistake, however. Distance defines hot spots: with their range tempered to a carefully maintained length (often no more than 100 feet). Users hovering beyond the limits won’t receive Internet access. They will instead be denied.
It’s important to remember therefore that even the strongest routers can’t manufacture signals in dead space — the miles that offer no connections, however weak. Hot spots must instead be sought. Choosing heavily populated areas provides the best chance for finding them (though it is recommended to avoid residential streets, as these signals are typically password protected).
Hot spots offer convenience. They must first simply be found.