Nomadic Wireless

What Does Nomadic Wireless Mean?

Nomadic wireless is a network technology that provides wireless connectivity to devices via antennas in a limited area. In contrast to mobile, which means “on the go,” the term nomadic refers to a semi-portable state. Most nomadic wireless technology providers are stationary tools, such as local antennas, which provide connections to user devices within range.


Techopedia Explains Nomadic Wireless

Nomadic wireless technology provides easy device connection after the network provider is installed. The connection is available as long as the user device is within range of the provider’s antenna. Networks with this type of connection usually have passwords for security purposes. Otherwise, unprotected networks can attract unwanted users that consume network bandwidth.

Nomadic wireless technology replaces or minimizes the requirement for physical connections, such as cables, between devices, which facilitates the network installation’s physical arrangement. It provides convenience with lower costs and maintenance, as there is no need for individual cables, as with other WiFi routers.

Common examples of nomadic wireless technology are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Wi-Fi, often synonymous with wireless LAN, uses routers to provide the connection to user devices, such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. In Bluetooth technology, the first device in the network is the provider, or master. Other Bluetooth devices in the network, known as slaves, may connect to the master.

Organizations often use nomadic wireless technology, particularly Wi-Fi, to deliver Internet access to customers and thus gain more traction with the competition. With nomadic wireless technology, staff members can work, access email and collaborate with colleagues – even outside of the workplace.


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