The history of Wi-Fi from 1971 to 2019

Hanno Labuschagne

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The history of Wi-Fi from 1971 to 2019

While Wi-Fi technology is taken for granted today, it is interesting to note that the 802.11b wireless standard first became available commercially as recently as 1999.

This is universally agreed to be the beginning of what we today know as Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi has since gone through various iterations and improvements, culminating in the availability of the Wi-Fi 6 standard today.
 

Mampara

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Only problem I see is that networks throttle us and overcharges us with slow speeds instead of upgrading their servers to better handle plenty connections in fibre. Our routers can handle faster speeds but what we get from networks are snail pace slow
 

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An IDC study finds that Wi-Fi is the second most important thing people do not want to live without. 18% of respondents even ranked it first. Only food with 30% was placed above. For example, sex (10%), television (8%) and alcohol (4%) were behind Wi-Fi.
Well perhaps not surprising seeing most are now having sex over Wi-Fi. :ROFL:
 

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An IDC study finds that Wi-Fi is the second most important thing people do not want to live without. 18% of respondents even ranked it first. Only food with 30% was placed above. For example, sex (10%), television (8%) and alcohol (4%) were behind Wi-Fi.
Talk about technology addiction... geesh.
 
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