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September 21, 2017 at 6:26 am

Mobile Broadband v. WiFi Broadband: What’s the Difference?

When you are the type of person who is always on the go, Mobile Broadband is the option for you. It’s easy and convenient. It gives you access to the internet on a laptop where there is a mobile signal. You just have to access mobile broadband through a wireless broadband dongle or a WiFi unit and you’re good to go! You don’t need cables or wireless hotspots, just somewhere with mobile signal.

Mobile broadband is available through mobile networks 3G or 4G. This means that you can connect to any 3G or 4G coverage in Norway and abroad, and access the internet fast and easy.

Mobile broadband dongle benefits:

  • Don’t require a source of electricity
  • Small and discreet
  • Perfect when travelling

What is Wifi Broadband?

            Wireless broadband or Wi-Fi, is a broadband connection to the internet that’s accessible without the use of cables. Wi-Fi though,  is limited to small areas and hotspots, while mobile broadband is available wherever there is mobile coverage. Most business owners, restaurants, transport providers, and other places offer Wi-Fi. However, relying on Wifi alone does not offer the same service guaranteed by using mobile broadband.

A number of security issues have also been reported with regards to public Wi-Fi signals where hackers use open networks to steal data and sensitive information. Because of no public connection, mobile broadband is a safer way to access the internet on the go.

Who should use wireless broadband (WiFi)?

  • Families who wants to access broadband at the same time from different rooms of the house.
  • Gamers who are using wireless gaming consoles.
  • Laptop users.
  • Handheld devices, like mobile phones or tablets, which have no cable input.
  • Large houses or buildings, where the distance between user and router might be too far for cable.

 What’s The Difference Between Mobile Broadband And WiFi?

What Mobile Broadband Can Do For You

  1. Stream music or watch TV shows on your way to work.
  2. Look up a map and get detailed directions.
  3. Access your email anytime.
  4. Make downloads the of the latest page turner from your favorite author right from the beach.

 What Wi-Fi Can Do For You

  1. Stream videos from your HDTV
  2. Reduce wire and cable related clutter at your TV, notebook
  3. Enjoy fast uploads to share photos and videos with friends and family
  4. Reduces your smartphone data consumption while using Wi-Fi instead of 3G/4G

Speed up! When it comes to combining mobile broadband with a Wi-Fi hotspot since most mobile broadband providers also provide free access to Wi-Fi hotspots. Just be careful about the type of information or data you access on public networks. If you want to know more about wifi and mobile mobile broadband, follow this link forbrukeretaten.no for more helpful tips.

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