Wi-Fi and mobile Broadband

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  • Wi-Fi and Mobile Broadband
    • Wi-Fi
      • Devices need to be within range of a wireless access point or a hotspot
      • Good range - works up to 60 metres from the hotspot
      • Speeds of up to 54Mbps
      • Quite widely available
      • Hackers sometimes set up fake Wi-Fi hotspots putting users' details at risk
      • Can't use if not in range of an access point
    • Mobile Broadband
      • Allows devices to connect to the Internet via the same network that 3G mobile phones use
      • Far greater coverage than Wi-Fi
      • More secure than Wi-Fi as data is encrypted
      • Have to pay for mobile broadband including roaming charges if you are abroad
      • Lower bandwidth than Wi-Fi


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