13 facts you probably didn’t know about Wi-Fi
You’re probably reading this on a device that’s connected to Wi-Fi. Whether it’s a laptop, a phone, a tablet or anything else connected to the internet.
But for something that we all use every single day and spend endless hours searching for codes for, we really don’t know much about it.
Thanks to Apniweb.com here’s 13 facts you probably didn’t know about Wi-Fi.
1) It isn’t short for Wireless Fidelity
Apparently there’s been a theory going around for years that Wi-Fi stands for wireless fidelity (whatever that means).
But it doesn’t – it’s just something that the internet community came up with.
2) Interbrand corporation came up with Wi-Fi and its logo
Tasked by the Wi-Fi alliance to come up with a name and a savvy logo, Interbrand invented the name and logo we’ve all grown to love today.
It’s definitely better than “IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence” anyway. What a mouthful.
3) Wi-Fi is a play on words
We bet you can’t guess what those words were. Actually, it makes perfect sense.
Wi-Fi is a play on Hi-Fi and High Fidelity, which explains where the Wireless Fidelity idea came from.
4) Wi-Fi wasn’t the first name for…Wi-Fi
It actually went through a lot of names before it arrived at this point.
WaveLAN, Flankspeed, Dragonfly, WECA and our personal favourite – IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence. So catchy.
5) Wi-Fi has a really high frequency
Higher than the frequency that comes from your phone or a walkie-talkie.
That’s because it needs to travel faster and carry more data. For those wondering, your modem transmits data at 2.4 GHz or 5GHz.
6) The signals are shaped like food
One of our favourite foods. Donuts. Yum!