Wireless products promise ultimate freedom from being tangled up with all sorts of cables. It is not surprising that wireless products have taken off in the last decade. This can be in part contributed to the development of standards such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
However, even though manufacturers are attempting to buy the installation of wireless products, there are still some drawbacks and hassles that you need to keep in mind. First of all, it is sometimes quite difficult to install a wireless network. You often have to play with you computer settings in order to get wireless network to work properly. It is not often plug-and-play as manufacturers wanted to believe.
Also, one common problem is that there are several standards out there which don’t always cooperate with one another. That means that a device from one specific manufacturer which is supporting one standard or a specific version of the standard might not be able to talk to another device from another manufacturer.
Therefore you have to watch out to make sure that all products that you incorporate into your home speak the same language. Some products might support multiple standards. As an example, smart phones often support multiple wireless protocols such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Also, keep in mind that products typically compete for valuable frequency space. Unlicensed equipment is allowed to broadcast a specific frequencies which causes congestion. That means that some devices can actually impact its mission of some other devices. It often makes sense to purchase products which do not compete with your other products that you only have it on. However, available frequency bands are limited.