Difference between WiFi and Internet



WiFi, Wireless Fidelity is a small network where smartphones, computers or other networkable device is connected to each other wirelessly within small range and share internet using hotspots. WiFi uses radio frequency waves for wireless highspeed internet and network connections. A WiFi antenna size is very small and can be put on small routers. Wifi can be used to connect printers, computers, gaming consoles, mobile and so on.


Internet is a global network of networks where computers communicate to each other via Internet Protocol.

The Following are some of the important differences between WiFi and Internet.

Sr. No.KeyWiFiInternet
1ConceptWiFi is a wireless network to connect nearby devices to each other and share internet via hotspots.Internet is a global network of networks, connecting computers all over the world.
2TransmissionWiFi uses radio frequency waves to transmit data.Internet is based on predefined TCP/IP protocol to transfer data between various computers.
3ConnectionWireless devices can be connected using WiFi but these devices has access to internet is not necessary.WiFi is not needed for all the computers to be connected on the internet.
4DeviceIn WiFi, DSL devices and routers are required for connection.Modem, routers, switches are needed to connect to internet or LAN servers.

Published on 16-Apr-2020 05:49:27