Silly question about Wi-Fi

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Lance, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. Lance

    Lance Guest

    What does Wi-Fi stand for?

    Lance
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    Lance, Sep 13, 2004
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    Pavel A. Guest

    "Lance" <lltbhill@link_earth.net> wrote in message news:#...
    > What does Wi-Fi stand for?


    Their site says it stands for "wireless fidelity".
    http://www.wi-fi.org/OpenSection/why_Wi-Fi.asp?TID=2
    Actually it is meaningless play of words that resembles Hi-Fi.

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    Pavel A., Sep 13, 2004
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    Jack Guest

    Hi
    Consumer Wireless technologies are stated in standards like 802.11b 802.11g.
    However if you are a Wireless Hardware manufacturer and you want to show
    that your hard is totally compatible and complying with the standard you
    submit it to the WIFI organization. They Test your hardware and if they
    find it totally complying and compatible across the board with the 802.11b/g
    standard the hardware get a WIFI certification..
    Most of the Entry Level Wireless manufactures Do Not bother to go through
    this certification because it is costing Extra Money, and it delays the
    product availability on the consumer market.
    That does not mean that the hardware is Not Compatible, it just seem that
    this symbol is not of a significant value at the Entry Level Market.
    The WIFI certification is very important in the cooperate arena. Big
    organization might have a variety of Wireless Brands hardware and they want
    to make sure that it is all 100% compatible and operational within their
    organization, buying WIFE certifies ensure this compatibility.
    Jack (MVP-Networking).


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    > What does Wi-Fi stand for?
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    Jack, Sep 13, 2004
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  4. Lance

    Lance Guest

    Thanks Pavel and Jack for the info.

    Wi-Fi is both more (certification) and less (play on words) than I thought.

    Lance
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    Lance said the following on 9/12/2004 4:15 PM:
    > What does Wi-Fi stand for?
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    Lance, Sep 13, 2004
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