What is wireless broadband?
Wireless broadband, also known as wi-fi, simply means broadband without the wires. Wireless internet works via a router that’s placed in your home.
Who provides wireless broadband?
The main providers of wireless broadband in Ireland are Digiweb, eir, Magnet, Pure Telecom, Sky & Vodafone.
Is broadband the same wi-fi?
No there is a difference. Broadband - is the technology that brings the internet into your home through a series of cables, exchanges and cabinets. Broadband usually arrives to your home via your phone line.
Wifi – Once you sign up to a wireless broadband deal, a wireless router, will be sent to your home which will be physically plugged into your broadband connection, this distributes wifi connectivity around your home, allowing you to connect all your devices to the internet without the use of cables.
How do I get wireless broadband?
For wifi in the home, you need a wireless router which allows you to access the internet anywhere in your home within its range from any wi-fi enabled device e.g. tablet, laptop, mobile.
When you switch to a wireless package, your provider will send out a router. The router should allow you to get onto in any part of your house, as long as the signal reaches far enough.
Who provides the best wifi router?
Broadband providers have started to invest into their equipment - like modems and routers - to improve customers’ experiences.
The bigger your household, the faster your connection and number of devices connected at any one time the better your going to need your router to be. Some of the newest routers or hubs as providers call them include:
- The Virgin Media hub, which has performed better than any other provider’s router in independent testing.
- The Sky Q Hub, which delivers speeds up to 3 times faster speeds than the previous generation of routers. You can connect up to 64 devices to this router at once.
- The Vodafone Fibre Broadband modem (with inbuilt router), which works with Vodafone’s fibre broadband services.
- eir’s F2000 modem, which broadcasts its WiFi network on two WiFi frequencies, so you can see which one suits each device best.
What is the fastest wireless broadband?
What is the cheapest wireless broadband?
Vodafone has the cheapest wireless broadband package, coming in at €20 for the first 6 months, and €35 thereafter.
How do I set up wireless broadband?
When you sign up for a wireless broadband plan, you will arrange an installation date with your new provider, who will come out and set your modem/router up for you.
They’ll let you know your network name and password (this can also usually be found on the equipment itself). After that, you’ll just need to switch WiFi on on your device, and sign into the network.
If you have any specific questions about how your modem/router should be set up, your provider’s website will usually have plenty of information on this. Alternatively, you could call your provider’s customer care line to talk through it.
Can I get wireless broadband without a phone line?
Most providers require you to have a phone line to provide you with an internet connection. However, Virgin Media doesn’t require this - and you can also get broadband-only deals from many broadband providers, even if they do require a phone to install your broadband. The other options are satellite broadband or mobile broadband.
Can I add TV or home phone to my wireless broadband plan?
- TV and broadband, there are 4 main providers in the Irish market - eir, Sky, Virgin Media and Vodafone. The Vodafone TV & Simply Broadband + Home Essentials plan from Vodafone is the cheapest package on the market at the moment.
- [Broadband and phone].(https://switcher.ie/broadband/compare/broadband-and-home-phone/),The cheapest plan is from Vodafone.