Updated Sept 28, 2020 · 3 min read

What is WiFi?

WiFi (or Wi-Fi) is the name of wireless networking technology that allows devices to access high-speed Internet and make network connections. Devices that use WiFi technology include smartphones and other mobile devices, desktops, laptops, smart TVs, and drones.

What does WiFi mean?

It's a misconception that WiFi is short for wireless fidelity. WiFi isn't an acronym. Instead, it's a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

How does WiFi work?

In short, the wireless adapter in a computer translates data into a radio signal and then transmits that signal using its antenna. A remote wireless router receives and decodes the signal. The router finally sends the data to the Internet using a physical Ethernet connection.

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