Wifi Internet vs. Portable Internet

Most Internet cameras use Wifi, which requires a computer or Internet access point nearby, usually within about 100 feet.  This range goes down when walls, plants, trees, or other Wifi networks are in the way.

Wifi

Pros:

                Faster speed when connected to fast Internet connection (DSL, cable, uVerse, etc.)

                Usually no extra charge

Cons:

                An Internet access connection must be within approx. 100 feet

                Sensitive to interference from walls, moving people, leaves, or bushes, and other Wifi networks

Portable (Mifi, Hotspot)

Pros:

                Does not need Internet access nearby

Cons:

                More expensive

                Not available everywhere