wifi vs bluetooth-difference between wifi and bluetooth
This page covers comparison between wifi and bluetooth short range wireless technologies. It covers difference between wifi and bluetooth technologies. As we know both of these technologies are widely used in our home and office premises for various applications. WiFi and Bluetooth are used for low coverage applications. Bluetooth is ideal for low data rate while wifi for high data rate applications. Following table mentions difference between WiFi and Bluetooth.
|Specifications authority||Bluetooth SIG||IEEE, WECA|
|Bandwidth/data rate||Low,720 Kbps(V1.2) and 24Mbps(V4.0)||High, 11 Mbps(802.11b) and upto 54Mbps(802.11a,OFDM)|
|Hardware||Bluetooth adaptors connecting with each other||Wireless adaptors, a wireless router and/or wireless APs|
|Security||Less secure||More secure|
|Range||10 meters||100 meters|
|Ease of use||Simple to use, upto 7 devices at a time, easy to switch between devices or find and connect to any device.||Complex to use, requires HW and SW configurations|
|End devices||phone, mouse, keyboard||Laptop, desktop, servers|
|Version/standard||V1.2, V2.0,V2.1,V3,V4,V4.1||802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11ad|
Refer page on WLAN tutorial.
Refer page on difference between mifi and wifi.
Refer our page which describes about what is wlan or wifi.
Refer our page on list of Bluetooth product companies.
Refer our page which describes bluetooth technology,its applications, protocol layers and provide useful Bluetooth references.
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