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What's the difference between Wireless vs WiFi?

What's the difference between Wireless vs WiFi?

While the terms “wireless” and “Wi-Fi” are often used synonymously, there is a big difference in the technical world.

Wi-Fi is a protocol (digital language) that is used to create a short range wireless connection to a wireline broadband connection, similar to that of a cordless phone connection to a home landline connection (or base).  A router with wireless capability interacts similarly by connecting a device with Wi-Fi capability (your laptop, phone, tablet, etc) to a wired broadband connection. One would use Wi-Fi at home, at a library, or at a coffee shop. Devices such as laptops, phones, televisions, and even refrigerators can now establish an internet connection with via Wi-Fi.

The term “wireless” can be used to refer to many different protocols. Wi-Fi, bluetooth, AM/FM radios, 3G, LTE, and microwave technologies all fall under the term “wireless.” While Wi-Fi has only been around for about 20 years, forms of wireless technologies date back to the days of Nikola Tesla.

Although these two terms are related, it is important to note the differences between the two. LV.Net is a leading Wireless Internet Service Provider in Las Vegas. We are able to provide service in the entire Las Vegas Valley and most surrounding areas, independent from any wired broadband infrastructure.

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