Evolution of Wi-Fi

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The Evolution of Wi-Fi
Charles Williams
Albert Acuna
ISSC340
American Military University

Abstract
From the creation of the IEEE standard in 1997 to current times Wi-Fi has evolved dramatically over the years. An idea to provide connectivity to devices with the absence of cables was adopted globally. Each year brings about new ways of utilizing wireless technology. This study aims to cover Wi-Fi from inception to present day and prospects for the future.

The Evolution of Wi-Fi
What exactly is Wi-Fi? A popular misconception is that Wi-Fi stands for “wireless fidelity”, however, it can be described as, a technology that uses radio waves to provide internet and network connectivity. The Wi-Fi Alliance, a non-profit organization founded by six companies in 1999, defines Wi-Fi simply as “connectivity”, connectivity in a way that provides freedom and the ability to move about without being tethered by cables, or stuck at a workstation. Wi-Fi symbolizes the ability to transfer data from one source to the next via a wireless link. Any product that houses the radio technology 802.11, a standard that has received widespread adoption, is considered a wireless device. The standard was developed in 1997.
Fathers of Wi-Fi With any popular invention or supposed novel idea controversy seems to always linger in the background. When we think of the printing press we think of Johannes Gutenberg, however roots of printing with movable type can be traced back 350 years before he was born. With Thomas Edison we think of the light bulb, though research will show that a man by the name of Sir Humphrey Davy first demonstrated the light bulb in 1806, and the start of Facebook is easily disputable due to the litigation process being highly publicized. The same goes for the invention of Wi-Fi, while Vic Hayes’ name is synonymous with its inception a man by the name…...

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