Wireless USB via UWBCertified Wireless USB is an industry standard for of USB wireless networking based on ultra-wide band (UWB) signaling technology. Computer peripherals enabled with certified wireless USB interfaces connect and communicate wirelessly with a computer's standard USB port. Certified wireless USB can support data rates up to 480 Mbps (megabits per second).
→ See also - Wireless USB from the USB Implementers Forum (usb.org)
Wi-Fi Wireless USB AdaptersExternal Wi-Fi adapters commonly plug into the USB port of a computer. These adapters are casually called "wireless USB" although the protocol used for signalling is Wi-Fi. Network speeds are limited accordingly; a USB adapter for 802.11g handles a maximum of 54 Mbps, for example.
Other Wireless USB TechnologiesVarious wireless USB adapters also exist supporting alternatives to Wi-Fi:
- IrDA infrared
- other proprietary signalling technology