What is wireless broadband?
Broadband is general term used to describe a technology for connecting to the internet at high speed, usually several times faster than a dial-up modem.
Wireless broadband is where you set up your broadband connection with a wireless modem router. All our broadband packages now come with a wireless modem router as standard. This means you can connect to the internet on your computer anywhere in your house as long as you are in range of the wireless modem router, without lots of annoying wires.
Moving up to AOL Broadband opens up a world of possibilities. Suddenly, you're free to explore the internet in a whole new way. With unlimited time online and even faster speeds than dial-up, you can get so much more out of the internet.
Broadband connections are 'always on'. This means you no longer have to dial up to the internet to get connected, and once you have finished surfing, you no longer need to log off. Imagine how much easier it would be if you could use the phone and the internet at the same time, or if downloading pictures and larger files was so much faster.
With AOL Broadband you'll still be able to get your favourite AOL features such as email IMs. You can also keep all your settings, such as screen names and email addresses, as well as your current address book.
Whatever you use the internet for, wireless broadband enables you to:
- Talk on the phone and surf the web at the same time
- Get instant access to the internet whenever you need it
- Access the internet anywhere in your home or garden
- Send and receive files and attachments more easily
- Stay in touch with friends and family at all times
- View web content and download files at faster speeds than before