There are two types of wireless broadband. The first and most common is a wireless, or wifi, network within your home that runs from a wired router plugged into your phone line.
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The router links to the internet in the usual way and then any of your other computers that are enabled can access the internet via radio waves without having to be plugged in with wires. This can be very useful for a family with several members in different rooms using the internet.
These packages don't differ much from the other broadband packages but as they do rely on the wireless router you will need to make sure that it is part of the deal.
True wireless broadband is an emerging service that is not yet available everywhere. In essence it relies on a radio tower to transmit the service and for the subscribers computer to then pick it up. The advantage is that you don't need any wires at all and no telephone line, so no standing charge or line rental. Because this service is still in its early stages it will depend where you live as to whether you can access it. Potential providers will offer an online postcode checker to see if they cover your area.
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