Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark for the certification of products that meet certain standards for transmitting data over wireless networks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several standards for short-range wireless data transmission ( IEEE 802.11); wireless networking by one of these standards.

Etymologies

Trade name developed for the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (later Wi-Fi Alliance), after hi-fi ("high fidelity"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ­Wi-Fi roaming service provider, iPass says that it has signed a deal with Gogo Inflight Internet that enables Wi-Fi access on at least 825 commercial aircraft with their iPass service.

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  • -- Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g/n); qualifying smartphone customers can enjoy seamless connectivity to over 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots at no additional cost

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  • NOOK 3G ($199) offers both free 3G wireless and Wi-Fi® connectivity and NOOK Wi-Fi ($149) features Wi-Fi connectivity.

    Business Wire Travel News

  • WIC Pager from AT&T runs over the AT&T wireless network as well as Wi-Fi® networks including in-building coverage via an organization's own Wi-Fi infrastructure.

    AT&T Announces WIC Pager App Available on the App Store for iPhone - Yahoo! Finance

  • In addition, the BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone features built-in Wi-Fi® (802.11 b / g) with support for UMA (unlicensed mobile access), extending wireless email and data coverage and supporting carrier enabled voice calls over home Wi-Fi networks, enterprise wireless deployments and Wi-Fi hotspots.

    MobileTechNews

  • Devices will include commercial and pre-commercial handsets, mobile TV receivers and Wi-Fi® accessories for MediaFLO that allow Wi-Fi enabled smartphones to receive live television broadcasts using the MediaFLO platform.

    MobileTechNews

  • Whitepaper: Enhanced Wi-Fi® Companion ™ - A Complete Wi-Fi Solution for Business Mobility

    Comments from all Computer Weekly blogs

  • Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Alliance®, WMM®, Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA), the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo, the Wi-Fi logo, the Wi-Fi ZONE logo, and the Wi-Fi Protected Setup logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance; Wi-Fi CERTIFIED?,

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • In this week's Ask Maggie, I offer an explanation for the painfully slow crawl that is known as Wi-Fi on the Acela.

    CNET News.com

  • Not only is the location a great 'in the middle' meeting place for us but you don't have to register or pay for the Wi-Fi, which is a great bonus when many places now charge.

    McDonald's diners gorge on free bytes

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