About Wireless Internet
Q: How Does Wireless Internet
your computer into the Wireless Internet
base unit, plug the base unit into a power outlet, turn on the base
unit, and you’re ready to access the Internet. Your data
connects through the nearby wireless network.
Would I Want Wireless Internet?
best reason is to save money. More important is to get Internet speeds
higher than cable or DSL, or where no such facilities exist.
Also, Wireless Internet and Fixed Wireless may be the most
common way 5G data will be delivered to the end user.
I Use My Desktop Computer?
you can access the wireless unit's own Wi-Fi or you can plug your
computer directly into the unit. The Wireless Internet unit
may not be
compatible with your DVR or satellite TV system – please check with
I Stay Online During a Power Outage?
your Wireless Internet lets you stay online, even if you lose
power. The Wireless Internet device is equipped with a battery
allowing for several
hours of operating time.
As long as your home computer or laptop doesn’t
require power, you’ll be able to stay online.
the Wireless Internet Require Special Equipment?
you get a small box that receives wireless signals and
converts them either to a plug-in Ethernet connection, or Wi-Fi through
your entire home or office.
I Pay the Same Way I Pay the Phone Company?
A: In some
cases, yes, but more common is to charge your bill to a credit or debit
card, or checking account. Most, if not all services allow
you re-fill account automatically. Some
services also offer the option to buy prepaid cards and refill the
Wireless Internet as you would a prepaid cellular account.
Difference Between Wireless Internet and a Hotspot?
Internet works like cable or DSL. You plug your Internet box
into an electrical outlet and you're online immediately. With a
Hotspot, you are using a battery-operated device that either must be
recharged or plugged in directly to your computer to keep it from
draining the battery. Both units communicate with a cellular
network and can be
used in any location where there is cellular coverage, but Wireless
Internet can be used as long as you want.
no data wall jack is required, you can use your Wireless Internet
anywhere you have a usable cellular signal and available power
outlet. Set it up in the kitchen, bedroom — or even take it with you to
a vacation home or in an RV. Roaming off your carrier's
network or outside the country is not available.
My Wireless Internet Work with Tablets and Other Devices?
Wireless Internet units usually provide a Wi-Fi signal that can be used
by most devices in your home or office. You could use it to
connect to the Wi-Fi portion of a smartphone if you have run out of
data on your phone's plan.
I Use Wireless Internet to Make Phone Calls?
some models of Wireless Internet include telephone access. You plug in
your normal house phones into the Wireless Phone
+ Internet device.
the Wireless Internet + Internet Unit Completely Wireless?
both your telephone and your Internet connection use the nearby
wireless network and can connect with your devices with Wi-Fi.
the Difference Between Wireless Internet and Fixed
Wireless and Wireless Internet
provide Internet access. Fixed Wireless includes an
outdoor antenna that is professionally mounted on or near the exterior
of your home or business to provide a strong signal for better
connectivity, while Wireless Internet uses a small
desktop device that you can install yourself since there is no outdoor
antenna. Wireless Internet is a portable
service, whereas Fixed Wireless is
not. Fixed Wireless is only available in select
(typically rural) areas, while Wireless Internet is available
throughout each network's wireless
footprint. Fixed Wireless provides
potentially higher and more reliable download speeds.