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Definition: Wi-Fi vs. Bluetooth


While both are wireless technologies and Wi-Fi and Class 2 Bluetooth have a similar range of about 300 feet, most Bluetooth devices are Class 3, which spans about 30 feet. Wi-Fi also supports many mobile devices per hotspot (Wi-Fi region), whereas Bluetooth is primarily a one-to-one connection. Wi-Fi is widely used to transfer data at high speed whereas Bluetooth is much slower, although more than ample for earphones, keyboards and mice. See Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.