Glossary Definition for: Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi (or WiFi) is the popular name for local area wireless networking technology. The technical standards that define Wi-Fi and which ensure interoperability are the 802.11 standard. Typical Wi-Fi networks can communicate several hundred feet.

Despite common usage, the term 'Wi-Fi' itself does not mean internet access - but often times Wi-Fi networks are used to share an internet connection with devices.

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