|Wifi in Andalucia, pronounced "wee-fee"|
Wifi in Andalucia
WiFi was first described on a discussion about the latest technology on BBC Radio 4 as lying somewhere between 'Armageddon and Utopia'. Thankfully now we take it for granted and are able to find free wifi in Hotels, cafes, libraries, and other public places.
WiFi (Wireless Fidelity - sometimes known as Wireless Networking, is a way of transmitting fast information in wave form and is most commonly used with laptops. It works through a wireless local area network that uses high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive date over distance of a few hundred feet using Ethernet protocol. The term Wi-Fi (a play on the old term hi-fi - high fidelity) has been around since the late 1990s. This wireless networking took off big time when Starbucks and Microsoft got together to offer Wi-Fi access in the high street coffee shops in America in spring 2001.
WiFi was initially revealed to the public in 1999 as 'the IEEE 802.11 High Rate (HR) Standard'!