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Add a section called "Operation" or some such, describing how Wi-Fi works, possibly to the 802.11 page instead Jeh (talk) 19:26, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
Refactor content between this and the 802.11 page. Arguably, 802.11 is the underlying mechanism while Wi Fi is just a licensed trademark and the name of an industry organization. Jeh (talk) 19:26, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
The link cited to support the assertion of the date for the name being first used commercially goes to a document that is completely irrelevant. In fact, the owners of the registered trademark asserted the "first use in commerce" by its certified members as August 1999. It's not clear why they waited until 2001 to file the official "allegation of actual use" for the trademark registration. I will attempt to amend the cite to reference the TSDR record of the USPTO for that registration. If anyone can document an earlier usage, i.e., prior to the initial release of 802.11b, please feel free to chime in. Lupinelawyer (talk) 16:51, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
According to the Wi-Fi Alliance, the trademarked name is rendered as "Wi-Fi", no more, no less, with capitalization exactly as shown. The article should not state "... also spelled Wifi or WiFi, ...", or any other variations. Wikipedia is increasingly being used as a reference by various news outlets and it should not be in the business of disseminating misinformation. — QuicksilverT@ 19:08, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
It is not "misinformation" to state that "Wi-Fi" is commonly spelled as "WiFi" or "Wifi"; that is easily verified. Yes, it would be misinformation to claim that either of those is an approved name per the Wi-Fi alliance, but the article never did that. My recent edit to the "The name" section makes it more clear that the alternate renderings are not official. Wikipedia does not ignore facts of common usage, even in prominent places such as article titles: See WP:COMMONNAME. Jeh (talk) 19:26, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
I added back WiFi as per WP:COMMONNAME. I wasn't sure about re-adding Wifi as I think just capitalizing the "W" is unusual. I've see all lower-case "wifi". Bhny (talk) 19:54, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
The History section of the article has no particular structure; it's just a grab bag of facts of varying relevance. Frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology was not a "basis" of OFDM, which does not do any form of frequency hopping. The connection to ALOHAnet is legitimate but of minor importance, and WaveLAN is only relevant insofar as it inspired the 802.11 effort; the technology it used is unrelated. As the referenced Ars Technica article explains, the O'Sullivan patent was not considered during the development of Wi-Fi; it was only later successfully asserted as having anticipated that work, which logically means that O'Sullivan's work is not part of the history of Wi-Fi.
This section needs to be thoroughly rewritten, at least. I agree with some of the comments in other sections of this talk page that suggest recasting this article as a description of the Wi-Fi brand and its commercial significance. That would make all the technical material unnecessary. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 00:15, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
This article says it standing for "wireless fidelity" is a misconception, but it states earlier that it is a play on the term HiFi which is short for "high fidelity" so it does not sound wrong at all to say it stands for fidelity. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 17:01, 19 April 2015 (UTC)