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Mobile hotspot vs fixed hotspot-difference between mobile hotspot and fixed hotspot

This page Mobile hotspot vs fixed hotspot describes difference between mobile hotspot and fixed hotspot.

Due to popularity of internet various devices have been developed so that more than one devices can make use of single internet connection in the home/office premises. The device which provides the internet connectivitity between two heterogeneous networks is referred as router. The one which operates on WLAN networks is referred as wifi router. It is also known as hotspots. There are two hotspot types mobile hotspot and fixed hotspot.

Mobile hotspot

mobile hotspot

As shown in the figure-1, Mobile hotspot concept is depicted. As shown in the mobile hotspot, the location of hotspot is mobile or portable. This is due to the fact that broadband connection to this router is wireless in nature. Various wireless broadband connections exist such as EVDO, WCDMA, wimax, LTE etc. Based on these various wireless routers have been designed and developed.

These routers support WLAN standards which helps establish wifi link for internet connectivity.

Fixed hotspot

fixed hotspot

As shown in the figure-2, Fixed hotspot concept is depicted. As shown in the fixed hotspot, the location of hotspot is fixed or im-mobile. This is due to the fact that broadband connection to this router is fixed in nature. Various cable broadband internet connections exist such as ADSL, fiber optic etc. Based on these fixed connectivity routers have been developed.

These routers also support wifi connections in order to obtain internet connectivity.

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