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What is wireless internet?
Wireless Internet enables wireless connectivity to the Internet via radio waves rather than
wires on a person's home computer, laptop, smartphone or similar mobile device. Wireless
Internet can be accessed directly through providers
While most wireless Internet options lack the high speed of landline broadband Internet connections such as cable and DSL, newer wireless Internet technologies like EV-DO and WiMAX are narrowing the gap, with maximum speeds of up to 7 Mbps in some cases. Wi-Fi hotspots and wireless LANs are also options for wireless Internet connectivity. In these cases, Internet connectivity is typically delivered to a network hub via a wired connection like satellite, cable, DSL or fiber optics and then made available to wireless devices via a wireless access point.
Advantages of wireless networking
Improved data communications lead to faster transfer of information within businesses and between partners and customers. For example, salespeople can remotely check stock levels and prices while on sales calls.
ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY
Because wireless technology allows the user to communicate while on the move, you are rarely out of touch - you don't need extra cables or adaptors to access office networks.
Wireless networks can be easier and cheaper to install, especially in listed buildings or where the landlord will not permit the installation of cables.
Wireless networking could allow you to offer new products or services. For example, many airport departure lounges, train stations, hotels, cafes and restaurants have installed 'hot spot' WiFi services to allow mobile users to connect their equipment to their 'home' offices while travelling.