Glossary Definition for: Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a short-range local wireless networking technology used for connecting IEEE 802.11 enabled devices to each other, and is actually a trademarked brand name of the Wi-Fi Alliance. While the name was a pun on the term 'hi-fi' used widely in the era, it's sometimes non-officially referred to as a shortening for 'Wireless Fidelity'.



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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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