The Meaning Of Wi-Fi

Discussion in 'NDS - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection' started by BigBob85, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. BigBob85
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    Has anyone looked up the meaning of Wi-Fi?
    Google definitions will (mostly) tell you it stands for wireless fidelity. But its not!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wifi
    Wi-Fi is actualy just a term coined up by the people of the Wi-Fi Alliance (what where they before they named it.. [​IMG]). 13 different names were submited, but they picked the term "Wi-Fi". Many online dictionarys got it wrong to.
     
  2. calvin_0

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    in most if not all, IT books Wifi stand for wireless fidelity

    no body care if that is thier truth meaning or not, in IT books, expert, that is its meaning....if you dont put that in your exam for a question "What is the defination for Wi-Fi" you will loss a mark.
     
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    And Wikipedia is always 100% accurate of course.
     
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    If you still wish to quote wikipedia: "The Wi-Fi Alliance themselves invoked the term "Wireless Fidelity""
     
  6. BigBob85
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    To Quote Wikipedia "The Wi-Fi Alliance now seems to discourage the propagation of the notion that 'Wi-Fi' stands for 'Wireless Fidelity'"
     
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    If you're gonna quote do it properly and dont just take bits here and there that go with your argument :"he Wi-Fi Alliance now seems to discourage the propagation of the notion that "Wi-Fi" stands for "Wireless Fidelity", but it has been referred to as such by the Wi-Fi Alliance in White Papers currently held in their knowledge base: "…a promising market for wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) network equipment."
     
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    You can edit Posts/Etc. on Wiki. Not 100% accurate.