A wireless internet services are the most flexible, if not the best way of having an internet connection. What are the best ways for wireless internet access and which one is the best for you?
Wireless Internet Services
DSL and Cable Internet Access
Today there are many ways of getting a fast, reliable and cheap broadband internet access. DSL and cable are the most popular internet access technologies. DSL, digital subscriber line, is my favorite, because it uses your old telephone line. On your old telephone line you can in the same time have a phone call and use the super-fast internet connection of up to 100 Mbps.
The most common types of DSL are:
- ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line)
- HDSL (High-bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line)
- VDSL (Very-high-bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line)
More about the DSL, DSL types and equipment you can read in the article DSL Internet Providers – High Speed Internet over old Telephone Lines.
How does Wireless Internet Work?
The best advantage of the wireless internet compared to the fixed internet is mobility and flexibility. With the wireless internet, you are not tied to the one place – usually your home or office. The best advantages of the wireless internet services are:
- No cables – no mess
- Increases productivity
I recommend that you read the post WLAN Advantages – Wireless vs Wired – Who Will Win the Battle, where you can find a comparison of the wired and wireless internet services.
There are four types of wireless internet:
- Mobile wireless internet
- WiFi internet services
- WiMAX solution
- Satellite internet
The first two types of wireless internet services – Mobile wireless internet and WiFi internet services are the most popular versions of the wireless internet access. They are the real wireless and mobile internet connections.
Mobile Wireless Internet
The mobile wireless internet, together with the WiFi internet access, is one of the most popular wireless internet services. The mobile wireless internet technology enables relatively high speed internet and the huge coverage. You have the maximum mobility in every place covered with the mobile internet and today most areas are completely covered by the 3G and even by the 4G mobile wireless internet.
3G mobile wireless internet technologies enable the following maximum speeds:
- UMTS – up to 2 Mbps
- HSDPA – up to 42 Mbps
4G or to be more precise, LTE –Long Term Evolution, is the all IP technology, which enables the speeds up to 100 Mbps.
Read more about the 4G internet in the article 4G Internet.
WiFi Internet Service
WiFi internet service is my favorite wireless internet connection. The last 5th generation of WiFi 802.11ac enables almost gigabit wireless transfer rates. WiFi with its latest generation is offering the following advantages:
- Gigabit wireless transfer rates
- Less interference with the other wireless signals
- More clients can be connected to the same access point
- Extended battery of the wireless clients
- Extended coverage
Read more about the 5th generation of WiFi on 802.11ac – The Advantages and Disadvantages of the 5th WiFi Generation.
WiFi is probably the only internet access technology, which enables free internet connection over WiFi hot spot. Read more about the Free WiFi hotspots, and WiFi providers in the post WiFi Providers – WiFi Internet Providers with the Wi-Fi Hotspots.
WiMAX – Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access enables wireless access over longer distances. WiMAX or Wireless MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) covers larger areas – cities or regions. More about how WiMAX works you can read in the article What is WiMAX and How WiMAX Works.
The WiMAX has the following advantages:
- Long range access
- Symmetrical bandwidth on long ranges
- One WiMAX station can serve hundreds of wireless clients
- It works on an unlicensed frequency.
More about the advantages and disadvantages of the WiMAX technology you can read in post Disadvantages of WiMAX Technology. Is the WiMAX the right choice.
Satellite internet is the best option for remote and urban areas. It offers the wireless internet services with the speed up to 15 Mbps.
The biggest advantages of the satellite internet are:
- Satellite internet can be available everywhere
- The best solution for isolated areas without any infrastructure.
More about the satellite internet read in the article Satellite Internet Providers – the Advantages and Disadvantages.
Read more about all kinds of wireless internet and hot it works in the post How Does Wireless Internet Work? The Types of Wireless Internet.
Wireless Internet Services – The Final Notes
There are different providers of the wireless internet services that provide the services I have described in this article. More about the wireless internet service providers you can read in Wireless Internet Service Providers – Your Door to the Internet.
Interesting article about the wireless internet services you can read on – Introduction to Wireless Internet Services.