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June 28, 2016updated 09 Jan 2017 4:21pm

What is Wi-Fi?

It has become as indispensable as air to many, but what really is Wi-Fi?

By Joao Lima

Built by the Wi-Fi Alliance, Wi-Fi is a radio wave based technology that provides network connectivity between devices.

Devices connect to a wireless local area network (WLAN). WLAN is also the official definition of Wi-Fi according to the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Wi-Fi is an abbreviation of two words, however, no official full name has been released. Most people in the tech industry accept Wireless Fidelity as the full name for Wi-Fi.

Click next to read about how Wi-Fi works.

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