TYPES OF DEVICE USED
Mobile phones, smartphones, and PDAs can be employed as datamodems to form a wireless access point connecting a personalcomputer to the Internet. In this use the mobile phone is providing agateway between the cellular service provider's data networktechnology and Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) spoken by PCs.
Wireless FireWire, USB and Serial modems are also used in theWi-Fi and WiMAX standards, operating at microwave frequencies,to give a laptop, PDA or desktop computer an access point to anetwork.The modems may be as large as a regular cable modem to as smallas a WiFi dongle/USB-stick.
ExpressCard and Compact Flash modems are also used.