Difference between Wifi and Hotspot ?

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Jul 8th, 2004


I have a very simple question which is 'what is the difference between a WIFI and a Hotspot ?

Thank you.

-- Sanjay.

I have this problem too.
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gamccall Thu, 07/08/2004 - 08:35

WiFi is the technology. You build a wireless network based on the WiFi specifications and principles... there's no such thing as "a WiFi".

An Access Point is a physical device which is used to offer WiFi service to a small area.

A Hotspot is the area served by an access point.

So, you go to a hotspot so you can connect with an access point using WiFi: Hotspot is the where, access point is the what, WiFi is the how.

sanjaynadarajah Thu, 07/08/2004 - 16:40

Hi gamccall,

Thank you for the explanation. I understand the difference now.

You have a good day.




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