The Difference between Internet & Wi-Fi

Do you know there is a difference between the Internet & Wi-Fi?

People often use the terms Wi-Fi and Internet interchangeably, but Wi-Fi and Internet are two distinct services. Knowing the difference between the two is important.

Internet – Your Connection to the World

The internet is a wide area network (WAN) that connects computers from around the world. To access the internet, you must subscribe to service from an Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as RC Technologies.  In doing so, allows your computer to access to the internet to search for things on the World Wide Web, like RC’s website:   www.tnics.com!

Wi-Fi – Connecting Devices to the Internet

A Wi-Fi network is independent from the internet. The devices in the network connect wirelessly to a Wi-Fi router and together they form a wireless local area network (LAN). The Wi-Fi router is connected to the internet source via a broadband modem (in some cases the modem and the Wi-Fi router are one piece of equipment). Devices connected to a Wi-Fi network can work together and share information. You control your Wi-Fi network by including where you place your router, security restrictions (including passcode) and determine what devices can access Wi-Fi and share information.