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What is the difference between Wi-Fi and 3G?

Asked by S. Barnes, Last updated: Aug 27, 2019

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C. Matz

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C. MatzCollege student, Graduation, Orlando
College student, Graduation, Orlando

Answered on Aug 27, 2019

Wi-Fi and 3G are both wireless technologies which provide high-speed internet access for their users as long as they are connected. Wi-Fi means Wireless Fidelity, while 3G means third-generation technology. The first difference between Wi-Fi and 3G is that Wi-Fi is provided by a Wi-Fi router with can only cover a limited geographical area, and as long as you are within the range you will have the signal on your device. 3G, on the other hand, is provided by any of the service providers.

Wi-Fi and 3G are both wireless technologies which provide high-speed internet access for their
Unlike Wi-Fi, it covers a wide range of geographical area. Once your mobile devices are connected to the base station that provides the 3G, you can easily browse the internet. While Wi-Fi is using radio frequency technology to provide its service, 3G uses a networking technology which covers a wide area. Wi-Fi is mostly used in offices, buildings to ensure the connection of every device in the building. Wi-Fi will give faster speed compared to 3G.

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A. Samuel

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A. SamuelContent Manager, Masters in Marketing and accounting, Florida
Content Manager, Masters in Marketing and accounting, Florida

Answered on Jul 16, 2019

When it comes to internet browsing with your phone, you have the option to chose between Wi-Fi and 3G for your internet connection. The distance range is the main difference between Wi-Fi and 3G network. You can use Wi-Fi network within a minimal radius {like tens of meters} and it can cover a home or offices for internet satisfaction. On the other hands, the 3G network provides connectivity to mobile phones depending on your location and the system you are on. It covers hundreds of miles without losing connection.

When it comes to internet browsing with your phone, you have the option to chose between Wi-Fi and
Wi-Fi provides a fast connecting speed than 3G due to the few numbers of people using it compared to 3G { hundreds of people if not thousands can switch to 3G network within a locality}. Wi-Fi users are always close by to the Wi-Fi network providing source compared to 3G, 3G users can be far from the tower and even can be obstructed by trees and buildings and still enjoys the connection.

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