What does WiFi stand for?

I know that Wi stands for Wireless, but what does Fi mean?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Many people think Wi-Fi stands for "Wireless Fidelity," because the Wi-Fi Alliance, an organization that tests all equipment made to be used with wireless Internet connections and networking, used to use that in their slogan, "The Standard for Wireless Fidelity." However, the Wi-Fi Alliance has removed this slogan since then, and claims that this is -not- what Wi-Fi stands for, so what it stands for (or if it stands for anything at all) is still up for debate.

    Generally, it is just a term used with any kind of wireless 802.11 Internet/network connection.

    Source(s): www.wifialliance.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi
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  • 1 decade ago

    Wireless Fidelity

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  • 1 decade ago

    Wireless Fidelity

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  • 1 decade ago

    The company who first came out with it does not mention Fidelity. "Wi-Fi (also WiFi, wifi, etc.) is a brand originally licensed by the Wi-Fi Alliance® to describe the underlying technology of wireless local area networks (WLAN) based on the IEEE 802.11 specifications. It was developed to be used for mobile computing devices, such as laptops, in LANs, but is now increasingly used for more services, including Internet and VoIP phone access, gaming, and basic connectivity of consumer electronics such as televisions and DVD players, or digital cameras"

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hey Dude,

    http://www.webopedia.com

    Short for wireless fidelity and is meant to be used generically when referring of any type of 802.11 network, whether 802.11b, 802.11a, dual-band, etc. The term is promulgated by the Wi-Fi Alliance.

    Any products tested and approved as "Wi-Fi Certified" (a registered trademark) by the Wi-Fi Alliance are certified as interoperable with each other, even if they are from different manufacturers. A user with a "Wi-Fi Certified" product can use any brand of access point with any other brand of client hardware that also is certified. Typically, however, any Wi-Fi product using the same radio frequency (for example, 2.4GHz for 802.11b or 11g, 5GHz for 802.11a) will work with any other, even if not "Wi-Fi Certified."

    Formerly, the term "Wi-Fi" was used only in place of the 2.4GHz 802.11b standard, in the same way that "Ethernet" is used in place of IEEE 802.3. The Alliance expanded the generic use of the term in an attempt to stop confusion about wireless LAN interoperability

    Tom

    Source(s): MCSE 2003, CNE 5 and 6, LPI 1, CCNP/CCDP/CCDA/CCNA, CCA, Dell Certified Engineer and overall nice guy. If you need more help you can email me (But I expect an "thumbs up!" :) )
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  • 1 decade ago
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  • wireless fidelity

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  • 1 decade ago

    wireless fidelity

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  • 1 decade ago

    'Wireless Fidelity'

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  • 1 decade ago

    it stands for

    Wireless Fidelity

    :)

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