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wireless Internet connection

There are two basic ways to connect to the Internet without the use of a dial-up telephone or any form of cable connection. They are:

  • GPRS (General Packet Radio System) - If available in your area, offers connection speeds from 56 Kbps to 114 bps.
  • Satellite - Is available everywhere but you will need a special satellite dish and reception equipment. This offers a speed of 400 Kbps.

GPRS and satellite connections are sometimes more vulnerable to interruption than other means of connecting to the Internet. Periodically, you will likely experience at least some signal interference, noise, and possibly a problem surrounding the limitation of bandwidth. However, dial-up, cable, and DSL connections also periodically experience technical problems of their own.

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