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Aren't bluetooth and WiFi features the same thing? [message #86725] Sun, 10 December 2017 17:13 Go to next message
Strum Drum is currently offline  Strum Drum
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I went to Best Buy to get a movie projector and noticed some of them claim to be both Wifi and Bluetooth 4.0 compatible ("compatible" might not be the right word). Aren't they essentially the same thing - no wires required?
Re: Aren't bluetooth and WiFi features the same thing? [message #86727 is a reply to message #86725] Sun, 10 December 2017 18:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Perfect Storm is currently offline  Perfect Storm
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They're close to the same thing. I think it used to be a bigger deal before pretty much every smartphone came with wifi. There might still be people out there who don't have it on their phones. This might help you out.
Re: Aren't bluetooth and WiFi features the same thing? [message #86738 is a reply to message #86727] Tue, 12 December 2017 22:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Strum Drum is currently offline  Strum Drum
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Okay, I got'cha. I thought it might just be a way to fluff up its selling features. Thanks for sharing the link! I like how simply they explain things.
Re: Aren't bluetooth and WiFi features the same thing? [message #86744 is a reply to message #86738] Wed, 13 December 2017 13:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Charlie82 is currently offline  Charlie82
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Strum Drum wrote on Tue, 12 December 2017 22:40
Okay, I got'cha. I thought it might just be a way to fluff up its selling features. Thanks for sharing the link! I like how simply they explain things.


In this day and age, it almost seems that way. Anyone here have anything they use on bluetooth that doesn't connect to wireless or is this becoming obsolete in the audio world?
Re: Aren't bluetooth and WiFi features the same thing? [message #86748 is a reply to message #86725] Wed, 13 December 2017 17:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think you may be right that it's becoming obsolete in the audio world. I guess that is just the way technology goes. In today, out tomorrow.
Re: Aren't bluetooth and WiFi features the same thing? [message #87007 is a reply to message #86725] Sun, 14 January 2018 18:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Zohanna is currently offline  Zohanna
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The biggest changes in any kind of equipment these days is the fact that it is "smart" and "connects" to all your other "smart" devices. I can't wait until a few years have gone buy with IoT.
Re: Aren't bluetooth and WiFi features the same thing? [message #87008 is a reply to message #86725] Mon, 15 January 2018 05:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tikki is currently offline  Tikki
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I suppose that even thought bluetooth and wifi are essentially for providing wireless communication, the main difference is in what they are designed to do and how they are used.
Re: Aren't bluetooth and WiFi features the same thing? [message #87022 is a reply to message #86725] Tue, 16 January 2018 02:45 Go to previous message
Kitt is currently offline  Kitt
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They are similar, but different in use. Bluetooth is used to connect two or more devices without cables, while wifi provides high-speed access to the internet.
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