we have heard about many technologies. We hear about Wi-fi , internet ,LAN(Local Area Network) ,WAN (Wide Area network) and MAN(metropolitan area Network). Here we can access the internet with help of router and wired network. Basic question comes in our mind that what is difference between wifi and internet?
What is difference between wifi and internet?
This article will discuss the WiFi technology and Internet technology with great details. Try to find out answer of is WiFi same as internet?
What is Wi-fi?
Wi-fi is one of the protocol of wireless network protocol family with 802.11 standards. 802.11 is protocol used in local area network.
What is local area network?
We can define that the local area network is network works within 1 to 2 kilometres. For example when you use app to transfer one music from one phone to another phone. Send page to printer using wired network connected to remote machine.
So now you understand that Wi-Fi can works only with limited area ,maximum up to certain range.
Wi-Fi most commonly uses the 2.4 gigahertz (120 mm) UHF and 5 gigahertz (60 mm) SHF ISM radio bands.
You can access the internet with the help of wifi device. Wi-Fi device will omits waves and waves can go up to certain distance(upto 100 meters to 1km).
If your computer is within that range then your computer can access the internet. For your computer WiFi router become AP(Access point).
Suppose your mobile have internet connection and enable hot-spot facility.another person near you will start WiFi in his laptop. So your mobile becomes wifi router or access point for that laptop.
Examples of Wi-Fi devices
- Wireless routers
- Smart phones
- Wifi Adapter
- Wi-Fi antena
- Google Home Mini
What is internet?
Internet is network of local area network.
if your service provider from San-Francisco then will make small small local area networks.
Making connection of local area networks your service provider brings internet at your home either by using wired or wireless connection.
Now your WiFi device can works as a receiver for your internet service provider and works as transmitter for your laptop or mobile phone.
So internet is consider as Wide area network whose geo graphical span is more than 100 kms.
Example of Internet service providers
- AT&T Internet (U-Verse)
- Consolidated Communications. FairPoint Communications.
- Digital West.
- Frontier Communications.
- TDS Telecom.
Difference between Wifi and internet
by reading this article you can understand that wifi is not same as internet. 1. The basic difference between wifi and internet is wifi works in range bound manner and internet have great span
2. Second difference is Wifi devices receives internet service from ISP(internet service provider) and then transmit to end user.
3. Wi-Fi devices have limited range. Devices must be within the range of Wi-fi access point to access wifi services.
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