The Quality of Wireless Fidelity and Its Accessibility

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Wi-Fi is a technology that allows the interchange of data and connection to the internet using radio waves. The name Wi-Fi was a brand name which in English is a synonym of the word "WLAN" (Wireless Local Area Network). The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) defines it as any WLAN products on their 802.11 standards that complete the Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification test may only use the “Wi-Fi Certified” Trademark. As of today, more and more devices are starting to use the Wi-Fi technology like laptops, Smartphones, and other media devices. This is by connecting a device through a hotspot at home or in different places. (Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia) The idea about Wi-Fi started in 1985 when Federal Communications Commission (FCC), an American Telecommunication Regulator decided to open several bands of wireless spectrum after the government allowed them to use it without a licence. Over several years, an engineer namely Michael Marcus took three spectrums from the industrial, medical and scientific bands and leaked it to communication entrepreneurs. (Wil Corp. Inc, 2004) In 1991, NCR Corporation/AT&T in Nieuwegein, Netherlands invented a precursor to Wi-Fi which was intended for the system of cashing. The first wireless devices/products were brought on the market with the name “WaveLAN”. A Dutch engineer, Vic Hayes named ‘father of Wi-Fi’ was with his team designing other Wi-Fi standards. Wi-Fi was used on the market as early as the year 2000 by the company called Interbrand Corporation, were hired by the Wi-Fi Alliance to think of a name that people will like. It was Phil Belanger, a founding member of the Wi-Fi Alliance selected the name “Wi-Fi” (a play for the term “Hi-Fi”) and created the... ... middle of paper ... also serves as a background, concerning the regularity of the proponents’ usage of a given gadget in accessing to Wi-Fi. The last part is on the proponents’ observation on the quality of Wi-Fi in certain places. The responses of these 50 De La Salle Lipa college students serve as the first-hand data of this study. Works Cited Carter, T. (2005). Wireless Connection. Wireless For Dummies, p. 406 Broadband: What affects your Wi-Fi signal. (2013). Retrieved 2014, from Zen: Broadband: What affects your Wi-Fi signal Kessler, T. (2011). Diagnosing and Addressing Wi-Fi Signal Quality Problems, CNet Mitchell, B. (2013). Why Do Wi-Fi Connection Speeds Keep Changing? Wireless Networking . Rainer, R., & Cegielski, C. (2013). Introduction to Information Systems. London: John Wiley and Sons Inc. Williams, B., & Sawyer, S. (2013). Using Information Technology. McGraw Inc.

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