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What is WiFi?

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Bob Novy Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Jun 12, 2013 12:47 PM

I've been wondering a long time, "What IS WiFi?"  /  All by-myself I think "Wireless Fidelity", where Fidelity = Truth.  Thank you.  :-)

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  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,620 points)
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    Jun 12, 2013 7:09 PM (in response to Bob Novy)

    Taken directly from Wikipedia:


    The name[edit]

    The term Wi-Fi, commercially used at least as early as August 2000,[16] was coined by a brand-consulting firm called Interbrand Corporation. The Wi-Fi Alliance had hired Interbrand to determine a name that was "a little catchier than 'IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence'".[17][18][19] Belanger also stated that Interbrand invented Wi-Fi as a play on words with Hi-Fi (high fidelity), and also created the Wi-Fi logo...


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