What does the term Wi-Fi really stand for? The Wi-Fi Alliance came up with it. It’s not an acronym. It’s not an initialism. Are you ready? it’s a nonsense word. Back in the dawn of time, the alliance needed something a little catchier than “IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence.” So a branding firm just made it up.. And catchy it is. So now you know.

Check It Out: What Does ‘Wi-Fi’ REALLY Stand For? Who Knew?

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  1. skipaq

    A few years ago a friend of mine was asked what he would like to order at a local restaurant. He said he would like to try some of their free wi-fi pronouncing it wiffee. We have a good laugh to this day whenever the whole story is told.

  2. rayray14

    I always thought it stood for Wireless Fidelity. And a quick Google search proves that I’m an idiot 🙂

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