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8 Facts About The Wi-fi We Bet You Did Not Know


In today’s age, wireless Internet has become an integral part of daily life. Hardly a few seconds or minutes go by without you surfing the net or looking for the nearest available Wi-Fi spot. However, for all its supposed simplicity of usage and ease of access, Wi-Fi involves the usage of an incredible complex technology.

To begin, Wi-Fi is not a recent invention as many might believe. It was founded in 1990 in the month of September. Read more on that in one of the clips of this ClipBook. Yes! It has been that long but due to certain factors like pricing and accessibility, it has gained in popularity only over the last few years.

So, how does it work? The range of a Wi-Fi computer network depends primarily on the number and types of wireless points used to build it. Little did the world know that when Wi-Fi originated in Hawaii, it would go on to become a staple of modern life.

Another interesting fact will surprise you more. Wi-Fi does not stand for 'Wireless Fidelity'. In fact, it does not stand for anything. Yes. it's true!

Want to know more? Go through this interesting ClipBook to read more unknown facts about Wi-Fi.


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There Are Many Types Of Wi-Fi

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Over 50 Billion Will Be Using Wi-Fi By 2020

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