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Difference between Wi-Fi and WLAN

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What is Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi stands for Wireless Fidelity. I tis the most popular kind of internet connection.

What is WLAN?

WLAN stands for Wireless Local Area Network. You can connect your devices such as smartphones with WLAN.

Differences between Wi-Fi and WLAN

WLAN has not specified radio standards, but Wi-Fi based on the IEEE 802.11 standard.

Wi-Fi networks are WLANs, but the important difference is Wi-Fi is not the only type of WLAN

Wi-Fi can provide wireless coverage in an area with a radius of up to 90 m, while the WLAN can provide wireless coverage in an area with a radius of 5 km (with antennas used).

The biggest advantage of Wi-Fi is its high transmission speed (up to 11 Mbit/s). Wi-Fi is a short-distance wireless transmission technology applicable to offices and households.

See also articles in the RASP Library.

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