If you’re someone who works away from your desk you know the importance of reliable, fast, secure internet when you are on the go. When there is no WiFi to be found, solutions like tethering and rocket sticks can be an option, but are they the best option? While these solutions work, they can be buggy and offer up glitches and technical challenges with every click. Enter Wireless WWAN.
WWAN or wireless wide area network (or wireless WAN) allows you to get connected instantly, with a secure, fast connection. A laptop with a WWAN card installed is the simplest way to get online and get to work from anywhere.
How Does It Work?
Whether you are a travelling salesperson, a technician, remote worker, or just someone who needs to be online always, Wireless WWAN is the best solution. So, how do you get it? A WWAN card is installed in your compatible laptop or comes with a WWAN card pre-installed. Then you get a sim card from your cellular phone provider tied to your cell phone account. Your connection uses the data connected to your existing phone plan.
When you turn your laptop on the system will try and connect through a wired connection first, because that will always be your best bet. After that, it will try to connect to wireless or wifi, your next best option. If it fails at these, the WWAN system will then use the cell connection to connect via the sim card. This is all happening instantaneously, then you’re connected!
Isn’t Coffee Shop WiFi Good Enough?
The simple answer is no. Even if you work remotely and have access to a WiFi signal, you should still consider WWAN. The problem with a coffee shop internet connection? They aren’t secure, they are loaded with lots of users, and it means you have to work in a designated area, as opposed to wherever you want/need to.
Do I Need a Special Device?
In short, yes. To use a Wireless WWAN internet connection you will need a WWAN-enabled laptop. These machines are affordable, fast, and allow to reap the benefits of internet anywhere. Weehooey has a number of Lenovo laptops that come with cards or cards can be added. To discuss a new device with WWAN compatibility, get in touch with the hardware experts at Weehooey today.
In addition, to fast a secure internet anywhere, you have the added bonus of some security features as well. If your laptop is stolen, and you have encryption installed (like our managed encryption), it will check in when powered on and we can erase your data remotely. This feature gives you and your data added security protection.
Wireless WWAN will fundamentally change how (and where!) you work. If you spend the time in the field, in remote locations, always on the go, WWAN-enabled laptops allow you to take secure, reliable connectivity with you...everywhere!
To find out more about laptops that are WWAN ready, get in touch with a member of our team today.