What is Wi-Fi?

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

What is Wi-Fi?

About Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi generically means a wireless network that enables you to connect to the Internet with your computer, cell phone or PDA if you are in close proximity to an Internet access point.

Places where you can utilize these access points are referred to as Wi-Fi hotspots. If you have a wireless adapter or access card on your laptop or other device, you can connect to the Internet whenever you are in a hotspot.

Airports, restaurants, bookstores and other locations are oftentimes free hotspots, so you may be able to connect and browse the Internet for free when you are in those areas.

Online Wi-Fi directories allow you to search for hotspots in your local area and throughout the world.

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