How does Wi-Fi compare to Bluetooth?
Bluetooth is a short-range radio interface that enables inter connectivity between a broad range of electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras and PC’s. Its 1 Mbps data rate makes it suitable for the exchange of all sorts of data, including files, business cards, digital pictures, voice, music, e-mail, and Web content from the Internet. The 802.11bWi-Fi technology, on the other hand, has been designed specifically to be today’s best solution for one particular application: wireless Ethernet. Therefore, it is meant for implementation in PC’s and in network access points. In PC’s it may be directly built in, or it may be added on, in the form of PC Cards and USB dongles. Because it offers data rates of up to 11 Mbps, Wi – Fi is a good technology to wirelessly link multiple users to broadband network equipment like DSL or cable modems.