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Unread 11-11-2015, 11:34 AM   #1
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I need help with Wi-Fi

Is Why Short for something? I always thought Wi-Fi was short for Wireless Fidelity, This is because Hi-Fi is short for High Fidelity.

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I always assumed the same, but apparently not:
The name 'Wi-Fi'

The term Wi-Fi, commercially used at least as early as August 1999,[16] was coined by brand-consulting firm 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] Phil Belanger, a founding member of the Wi-Fi Alliance who presided over the selection of the name "Wi-Fi", also stated that Interbrand invented Wi-Fi as a play on words with hi-fi, and also created the Wi-Fi logo.

The Wi-Fi Alliance used the "nonsense" advertising slogan "The Standard for Wireless Fidelity" for a short time after the brand name was invented, leading to the misconception that Wi-Fi was an abbreviation of "Wireless Fidelity".[17][20][21] The yin-yang Wi-Fi logo indicates the certification of a product for interoperability.[20]

Non-Wi-Fi technologies intended for fixed points, such as Motorola Canopy, are usually described as fixed wireless. Alternative wireless technologies include mobile phone standards, such as 2G, 3G, 4G or LTE.

The name is often written as WiFi or Wifi, but these are not approved by the Wi-Fi Alliance.

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