We have noticed over the past few years on Social Media, TV, Movies, Streaming Services, and within the General Community that there is a common misunderstanding of what 'WiFi' actually is. Much of the time, the term 'WiFi' has been used to refer to someones Home Broadband or Internet Connection. However ‘WiFi’ and ‘Internet Connection’ (or Broadband Internet Access) are not synonymous terms.
- 'WiFi' allows you to locally connect to your home router without having to use a physical network cable.
- "Internet Connection" and "(Broadband) Internet Access" are synonymous terms.
- Internet access (or 'Broadband') is sold by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) delivering connectivity at a wide range of data transfer rates via various networking technologies.
The Difference Between Your Internet Connection and Your WiFi
Using an 'nbn™' connection as an example; your ‘Internet Connection’ is provided by an nbn™ RSP (Retail Service Provider - Such as Superloop) over the physical NBN Co Wholesale infrastructure that connects your premises to the external National Broadband Network (nbn™) in your area.
Whereas ‘WiFi’ simply refers to a radio signal that is generated and controlled by your router within your home allowing you to connect WiFi capable devices without the need for physical network cables.
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