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is bluetooth an alternative to wifi?

 
 
Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2015 10:46 am
I know bluetooth is a way of connecting devices wirelessly, but does it replace a wifi network? To be direct, my landlord, whose wifi system I use for internet access, tells me he is "getting bluetooth", and implies I won't be able to access the network after that. Do I need some kind of converter, or is he talking rubbish?
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2015 10:56 am
@david kitson,
Depends.

See link below.

http://www.bluetooth.com/Pages/Wi-Fi.aspx
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2015 11:38 am
@david kitson,
david kitson wrote:

I know bluetooth is a way of connecting devices wirelessly, but does it replace a wifi network? To be direct, my landlord, whose wifi system I use for internet access, tells me he is "getting bluetooth", and implies I won't be able to access the network after that. Do I need some kind of converter, or is he talking rubbish?


No. Bluetooth does not replace wifi. Bluetooth is for connecting a single device. It has a low bandwidth and a low range, it would not be good at all for an internet connection.

Either your landlord doesn't know what he is talking about, or he doesn't want to let you use his connection any more. A more likely story would be that he is using a wired connection... but that would have nothing to do with bluetooth.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 12:04 am
And Bluetooth has a very short range - around two meters.
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