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The name of a popular wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide wireless high-speed Internet and network connections. The Wi-Fi Alliance, the organization that owns the Wi-Fi (registered trademark) term specifically defines Wi-Fi as any "wireless local area network (WLAN) products that are based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) 802.11 standards." Initially, Wi-Fi was used in place of only the 2.4GHz 802.11b standard, however the Wi-Fi Alliance has expanded the generic use of the Wi-Fi term to include any type of network or WLAN product based on any of the 802.11 standards, including 802.11b, 802.11a, dual-band, and so on, in an attempt to stop confusion about wireless LAN interoperability. Wi-Fi works with no physical wired connection between sender and receiver by using radio frequency (RF) technology, a frequency within the electromagnetic spectrum associated with radio wave propagation. When an RF current is supplied to an antenna, an electromagnetic field is created that then is able to propagate through space. The cornerstone of any wireless network is an access point (AP). The primary job of an access point is to broadcast a wireless signal that computers can detect and "tune" into. In order to connect to an access point and join a wireless network, computers and devices must be equipped with wireless network adapters (See "How Wireless Networks Work" in the "Did You Know..." section of Webopedia). Wi-Fi is supported by many applications and devices including video game consoles, home networks, PDAs, mobile phones, major operating systems, and other types of consumer electronics. Any products that are tested and approved as "Wi-Fi Certified" (a registered trademark) by the Wi-Fi Alliance are certified as interoperable with each other, even if they are from different manufacturers. For example, a user with a Wi-Fi Certified product can use any brand of access point with any other brand of client hardware that also is also "Wi-Fi Certified". Products that pass this certification are required to carry an identifying seal on their packaging that states "Wi-Fi Certified" and indicates the radio frequency band used (2.5GHz for 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n, and 5GHz for 802.11a). A common misconception is that the term Wi-Fi is short for "wireless fidelity," however this is not the case. Wi-Fi is simply a trademarked term meaning

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Every generation is looking a new improvement and new inventions in the field of technology. Wi-Fi TV is one such tech merger as a gift for the present generation. However it is not a surprise rather present generation was already looking for something dynamic something compatible with all technology devices. Present age is the age of communication and we cannot sacrifice one for the other. Every communication media is somewhat dependent on one another. Previously Wi-Fi was supporting the mobile phones and PCs and Laptops with wireless internet facility. Only one medium of broadcasting was not in the control of general public. Surely, there would be some moments when you want to take the hold of TV. Here it is! Wi-Fi TV is the merger of two technologies (rather three) which facilitate the television with wireless internet.

WiFi Internet radio

WiFi Internet radio is such a wonderful device which is also called wireless music player. Internet radio can obtain signals automatically and then play it via home wifi network. Now internet many areas in the world and it has almost 1300 stations.

WiFi Adapters
Adapters permit various devices to connect with cableless media to perform various type of external or internal interconnects as PC cards, USB, PCI etc. New upcoming Laptop have internal adapters because installation of internal card is really tough.

WiFi Gateway
Wireless routers specifically configured by WiFi gateway. You can easily purchase it because it is a low cost router. You can purchase it from any near shop. Firmware control the unit is differing from it because firmware forces the router for connection. so when you are going to purchase a WiFi router not exactly purchase firmware , you are make configuration hotspot WiFi

WiFi Routers
Switch and Ethernet used to join access point .Same as internal router provide DNS, NAT, and IP application onward an incorporated wifi interface. Through these devices you can join more than wireless connection into single WAN connection. There are different WAN devices such as modem. DSL used for internet A Router allow these devices. Mostly access point and Router used to configure as a central utility which is web server easy to go near wired or wireless LAN client.

WiFi Bridge
Bridge is used to attach a wired network to wireless network. it is entirely different from access point because bridge connect two or more than two wired network to wireless network infect access point join only same network as wired with wired and wireless with wireless.

WiFi F5 Networks
F5 was a load balancer but now offering lots of functions suh as access controller, and safety to your network. F5 Networks facilitate you with mail filtering and intelligent compression which make possible fast downloading with lower bandwidth. It also keep balance and management of local traffic.

WiFi Camera
Do you want to take picture of your beautiful moments and print them then Wifi Camera is your bet suite because Wifi Camera exposes the electromagnetic space. The use of Wifi Camera increasing because now all business, offices, restaurant, caf and any other small or large business used camera for security purposes or any other almost all progressed or progressive countries.

WiFi Compact flash

WiFi compact flash is a removable storage device. Its size is very small therefore you can easily keep in pocket. wifi compact flash facilitate with PCMCIA_ATA usefully and companionably.

WiFi Filter
Filter used for all channels of WiFi. It can be used at position where other services are located. It has the range of 2.4GHz band. Channel filter in use when other services are in process.Wifi providing standard program for ETSI channels.

There are many WiFi advantages to users. Let's have a closer look at them:

WiFi uses unlicensed radio spectrum and does not require regulatory approval for individual deployers. It allows local area networks (LANs) to be setup with cabling. The can reduce associated costs of network connection and expansions. Places where cables

cannot be run, such as outdoor areas and historical buildings can use wireless LANs. WiFi products are extensively available in the market. There are different brands of access points and user's network interfaces are able to inter-operate at a very basic service level. Prices are considerably lower as competition amongst vendors' increases. WiFi networks can support roaming. This allows mobile users with laptop computer to be able to move from one access point to another. Numerous access points and network interfaces support various degrees of encryption to protect traffic from interception. WiFi has a set of global standards. Not like the cellular carriers, the same WiFi users can work in different countries around the world at all time.

Due the fact that WiFi are still relatively new, there are considerably more disadvantages to users. Let's have a look at them:

The use of WiFi band that is 2.4 GHz does not require alicense in most countries provided that is stays below limit of 100mW and one accepts interference from other sources; including interference which causes the users devices to no longer function. The spectrum assignments and operational limitations are not consistent worldwide. Power consumption is fairly high compared to some other standards, making the battery life and heat a concern to some users. WiFi uses the unlicensed 2.4GHz spectrum, which often crowded with other devices such as Bluetooth, microwave ovens, cordless phones, or video sender devices, and among many others. This may cause degradation in performance. WiFi networks have limited range. A typical WiFi home router might have a range of 45m (150ft) indoors and 90m (300ft) outdoors. Ranges may also vary as WiFi is no exception to the physics of radio wave propagation with frequency band.

The most common wireless encryption standard, wired equivalent privacy or WEP has been shown to be breakable even when it has been correctly configured. Access points could be used to steal personal and confidential information transmitted from WiFi consumers. Intervention of a closed or encrypted access point with other open access points on the same or a nearby channel can prevent access to the open access points by others in the area. It poses a high problem in high-density areas such as large apartment blocks where many residents are operating WiFi access points. Inter-operability issues between brands or deviations can cause limited connection or lower output speeds. Free access points can be used by the malicious to anonymous to initiate an attack that would be extremely difficult to track beyond the owner of the access point.