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what is the difference between 3g Mobile internet and wifi wireless network?

Jul 22, 2011 6:58 AM

Liamsi 32 posts since
Jul 21, 2011

I’ve noticed that quite a few people are confused by wireless internet media, more specifically 3G and WiFi. Every time I try and explain it, I end up drawing a rough sketch outlining the differences. Here’s a neat diagram showing the difference between the two:


after u download the diagram below note







  • While some Internet Service Providers offer both 3G and WiFi internet, they usually consider them separate services and require separate subscriptions.
  • 3G is almost always more expensive than WiFi connected to a fixed service, so when WiFi is available – use it!
  • Most 3G Service Providers offer a USB modem with their subscription services at a cost.
  • 3G can be quite fast, but is in most cases worse than WiFi.
  • Other wireless technologies also exist. See how WiMax works


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