The great advantage of the wireless internet, is, of course, that it allows you to access the internet at different locations, giving you a mobility that the internet has never been able to offer before. So where is wireless broadband available?
Well, from a wireless broadband internet provider, of course, usually through some form of hardware such as an attachable card or a USB device. You can also look for fast rural broadband in Waikato & bay of plenty via lightwire.
This means that not only is a wireless connection extremely mobile, but it is also extremely convenient. Of course, there are certain places where a wireless connection works better than in others.
It is usually available in any reasonable Internet cafe, of course, but you can also access it at so-called ‘hot spots’ – these are usually located in high-density areas in major cities, such as malls and airports.
Of course, there’s hardly any advantage to a broadband connection unless you use a laptop – for a simple desktop PC just about any internet connection with the requisite speed and capacity will serve.
With the correct hardware attached to the computer the laptop scans the wireless bands for a network or connection, and when it finds a compatible one, will connect to it.
Of course, there are handshake protocols in place so that only paying subscribers can connect to a broadband internet network.