Importance Of Wi-Fi In Businesses
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Importance Of Wi-Fi In Businesses

Enterprise Networking Mag | Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Besides more spectrums, Wi-Fi updates will prioritize connection speed, congestion decrease, interoperability, and new devices connecting to a local network or the Internet.

FREMONT, CA: The majority of people are familiar with the wireless icon symbol on a computer or smartphone that indicates a successful wireless LAN connection. Even few are familiar with the history of Wi-Fi technology.

Unexpectedly, Wi-Fi was employed initially to promote and support interoperability between wireless LAN systems other than the technology itself. Wi-Fi was never an abridged version of wireless fidelity; it was simply a play on the word hi-fi (high fidelity), praise to high-quality audio technology.

The Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance, which subsequently became the Wi-Fi Alliance, invented the term "Wi-Fi."

Wirelessly connecting personal computer network adapter cards and access points associated with computers to broadband Internet. Before wireless, network connections were made on a LAN or Internet using wired Ethernet or modem connections over a telephone line.

As technology developed and networking vendors started manufacturing wireless products, the Wi-Fi certification program and its logo enlightened consumers that one consequence would work with another.

Still, as the technology advanced beyond 802.11b and became more prevalent on millions of devices, Wi-Fi was guided as general wireless LAN technology rather than interoperability certification.

Wi-Fi generally mentions wireless LAN technologies that communicate using the IEEE 802.11 standards. Wi-Fi products employ radio waves to transmit data from a client device to an access point, including a router, and the router connects to other devices on the LAN, WAN, or the Internet.

First, the technology operated at 2.4 GHz, but it has since expanded to 5 GHz, 60 GHz, and 6 GHz frequency bands. (HomeRF, a competing standard, also backed wireless connections, but vendors and customers ultimately chose Wi-Fi and the 802.11 protocols as the wireless standard.)

Aside from Computers and Routers

One of the causes for the technology's success is the exponential growth of devices that can be furnished with Wi-Fi, such as home appliances, TVs, video game consoles, and smartwatches, to name a few. Furthermore, the low cost, powerful performance, and dependability of Wi-Fi products have contributed to the growth of the Internet of things (IoT).

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