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Wi-Fi Alliance

(Wi-Fi Alliance, Austin, TX, www.wi-fi.org) A membership organization founded in 1999 devoted to certifying 802.11 wireless Ethernet devices for interoperability. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo on a wireless radio (PC card, access point, etc.) means that it has passed a thorough interoperability test and will work with any other Wi-Fi CERTIFIED product. A Wi-Fi ZONE logo means that a hotspot, whether offered at no charge or for a fee, uses Wi-Fi CERTIFIED equipment.

Originally founded as the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Association (WECA), Wi-Fi stands for "wireless fidelity," a play on "high fidelity" (hi-fi). See 802.11, WiMAX, Wi-Fi hotspot and WLIF.
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Work carried out included the 264,000 sq ft wi-fi zone - and 31 kilometres of cabling.
Once known as a backward state, Bihar has made a strong bid for a mention on the world's infotech map as chief minister Nitish Kumar unveiled the 20km free Wi-Fi zone, the longest across the globe, at a function christened e-Bihar summit in Patna.
The new business lounge has two private meeting rooms, two iMac Internet stations, a Wi-Fi zone. Other complimentary amenities include a buffet breakfast, all-day snacks and drinks, and a library.
It is a smart 3G enabled sleek & attractive Wi-Fi device that intelligently converts a user's home or work's space into a personalized Mobile Wi-Fi zone, just on the push of a button.
The whole building is a wi-fi zone. The Urban Development Authority was in-charge of the planning and construction of this project.
The phone will automatically display compatible devices in the same Wi-Fi zone and let users literally flick media files to the targeted device,.
AT&T today launched a free Wi-Fi zone in downtown Charlotte, N.C., following the launch of a similar hotspot zone in Square two months ago, but it has not yet announced free Wi-Fi plans in the data-hungry deman area of San Francisco.
<p>A user bringing in a signal via cable modem or DSL to a business or home Wi-Fi zone might only get 1 Mbit/sec to 7 Mbit/sec, which puts a limit on the total network connection, even over the Wi-Fi portion, Gold said.<p>For most users of the expected Apple tablet, 3G speeds would be enough to support their needs "unless they are doing a lot of streaming video," Gold said.
The park is part of Sofia's remarkable standing as the 10th most prepared city in the world (and the second best capital city, next only to Seoul) for internet connectivity, and is an open wi-fi zone. In London if you sat down on a park bench and fired up your laptop, you might easily be mugged and lose all your data.
T-Mobile also promised uninterrupted service: if a user moves out of a Wi-Fi zone during a conversation, the call will automatically switch to T-Mobile USA s cellular network.
I never miss a chance to check and see if I'm in a wi-fi zone, and I have this little key fob thing that lights up when I am.
The recent launch of Birmingham as a 'BT Wireless City' means that Tim and other wi-fi users will be able to access birminghamfiz - a free information zone provided by Birmingham City Council and Digital Birmingham - at any time within the city centre wi-fi zone.