WLAN

AOL misleading with wireless broadband

Oliver Brown
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AOL UK (that would be Carphone Warehouse now) are advertising wireless broadband for the same price as regular broadband. What this means is instead of getting a free ADSL modem, you get a free combined wireless router/ADSL modem allowing you to create a wireless home network with the Internet accessible from all the computers. Quite a few companies advertise a similar service as wireless broadband. There are companies slowly appearing however offering genuine wireless broadband via WiMAX, for example now. Once the availability increases the issue of what “wireless broadband” means will become more important…

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