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  WiFi Phones Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
WiFi Phone Carrier Options WiFi phones: your carrier options provides general details about what to look for when deciding on a carrier and what sort of availability there will be in terms of WiFi carriers.
WiFi Phone Carrier Overview Overview of different carriers highlights and discusses the options available from a selection of well-known carriers that may be operational within your area.
WiFi Phone Costs The average cost of a WiFi phone and service provides a little information and an example (based upon real provider prices) of what sort of price you could be looking at for both your phone and for calls/monthly charges.
www.wifiphone.org   (553 words)

 Wi-Fi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wi-Fi (sometimes written Wi-fi, WiFi, Wifi, wifi) is a trademark for sets of product compatibility standards for wireless local area networks (WLANs).
Most WiFi equipment (eg, MiniPCI, Cardbus, PCMCIA cards for laptops, PCI cards for desktop equivalent computers, or standalone units often with other functions included) has transmitter power levels of between 15mw and perhaps 200mw, so antennas with some gain are permissible.
WiFi equipment could be used to steal personal information (passwords, financial information, identity information, and so on) transmitted from Wi-Fi users, if sensible protections are not used.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wifi   (2996 words)

 RadioLabs || WiFi Antennas
Radiolabs WiFi desktop antennas are capable of a maximum 10 watts power input.
WiFi yagi antennas are one of the best directional designs for transmitting 2.4 gig signals.
Not that you would ever want to put that much power into your WiFi antenna, but just in case.All types of low-loss microwave connectors are available for any application.
www.radiolabs.com /products/wireless/wireless.html   (718 words)

 Cincinnati Bell - Internet - WiFi Service FAQs
WiFi is short for wireless fidelity, which is the less technical name for 802.11-based technology.
In short, Cincinnati Bell's WiFi Service is a wireless network that uses a high-speed ADSL connection and an access point to allow customers to surf the Internet within a specific geographic range.
WiFi customers will also need a NIC (network interface card) for their laptop in order for the WiFi Service to work.
www.cincinnatibell.com /residential/internet/wifi?id=wifi&t=5   (2764 words)

 patrickWeb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
WiFi *and* WiMax are part of the evolution of wireless standards which will enable more people to connect to the Internet from more places -- and at greater distances.
WiFi is making the Internet “always on” and extending it to more people and more devices at more locations.
WiFi is becoming more and more prevalent, not just in coffee shops, airport lounges, and hotel lobbies but also in hotel rooms.
patrickweb.com /weblog/categories/wifi   (4456 words)

 HOTSPOT Consulting - What is WiFi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
WiFi is known as wireless local area network operating in license free ISM 2.4GHz band.
WiFi means compatibility and interoperability between products of different vendors that passed appropriate tests.
WiFi networks are getting very popular for high speed access to Internet in public places called wireless hotspots.
www.hotspoty.sk /En/whatis_wifi.htm   (209 words)

 ► ► WiFi Products, Technologies and Services
The WiFi is not only an advantage in the direction of making all fidelities connected wirelessly, but our life on the road has just got a lot easier.
WiFi is a wireless technology like a cell phone and provides fast and easy connection from anywhere within the range of a base station.
With WiFi, an entire office can be moved, or new staff can be added without losing investment in networking installs or moving cables or installing complicated hubs and switches.
www.wifi-planet.org   (386 words)

 CNN.com - Get ready to tune in to wireless Net - Mar. 13, 2003
Once the pride of computer geeks, wireless Internet access, known as WiFi, is one of the hottest technologies in years, catching on with millions of computer users and promising to change the way people get connected, industry analysts say.
A new WiFi standard 802.11g also is waiting to be certified this year, which will increase the amount of data that can be transmitted and make it much easier to download multimedia content through the wireless connections, Eaton added.
With WiFi connection kit prices dropping under $100 and providers such as Cometa Networks promising to add thousands of access points in the coming years, wireless stands ready to replace wires as the standard for going online, said Phil Belanger, vice president of Vivato, a manufacturer of WiFi switches which recently received funding from Intel.
www.cnn.com /2003/TECH/ptech/03/12/wifi.growth   (1046 words)

 Wireless FAQ
Belkin also makes a WiFi card but it has a very large antenna that interferes with the use of the Axim's earphone port.
Cons: Requires a different setup than WiFi and the process varies with different providers; the faster data transfer plans can be expensive, the slower method may require that you have a dial-up ISP; your current provider may not have data plans available; your current phone may not be data capable.
WiFi SD cards require the SD to be I/O compliant (secure digital input/output) and that feature is not enabled on the X5.
wifi.aximsite.com /wifi-faq.html   (4553 words)

 Boston.com / Business / Technology / 'Peanuts!' 'Popcorn!' 'WiFi!'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Using technology provided in part by a Waltham WiFi company, Colubris Networks Inc., the Astros turned on their new WiFi network 11 days ago, to ensure that it will run smoothly for tonight's crush of more than 43,000 fans and news media workers.
WiFi may be on its way to joining beer and popcorn as a standard ballpark amenity.
The WiFi service, operated by Time Warner Inc.'s cable television unit, costs $3.95 for a four-hour session, paid by charge card online.
www.boston.com /business/technology/articles/2004/07/13/peanuts_popcorn_wifi   (614 words)

 PDA Encyclopedia - WiFi
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi (or WiFi, Wifi, wifi), for "Wireless Fidelity", is a set of standards for wireless local area networks (WLAN) based on the IEEE 802.11 specifications (see also that article).
While connected on a WiFi network, it is possible to move about without breaking the network connection.
Disadvantages of Wi-Fi The 802.11b and 802.11g flavors of Wi-Fi use the 2.4 Ghz spectrum, which is crowded with other devices such as Bluetooth, microwave ovens, cordless phones, or video sender devices, among many others.
www.pdasupport.com /PDAencyclopediaWiFi.htm   (500 words)

 Will WiFi fatally undermine the 3G business model? - Ecademy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pointing out the versatility of the WiFi standard set and associated products, he listed a number of purposes for which WiFi is ideal, ranging from office automation, through rural broadband provision, to hotspots for consumer and business use.
The key message seemed to be that WiFi has a long way to go, in areas such as coverage (and infrastructure investment), customer service, billing, device design, power consumption and battery life.
However, the WiFi protagonists seem are confident that they will be able to travel this road in order to deliver a world class, life changing product.
wireless.wifi.ecademy.com /node.php?id=7846   (1741 words)

 Boston.com / Business / Technology / WiFi set for landing
The $2 million-plus telecommunications network that's powering the new WiFi access in terminals B, C, and D -- the international terminal, E, began offering WiFi in February -- will also support secure private wireless access for airlines, officials at the Boston airport, and State Police.
As WiFi becomes an increasingly common -- but still pricey -- amenity for business travelers in places like airports, hotels, and convention centers, some industry analysts say Logan's mix of free and paid services may prove to be a popular new approach.
WiFi offers Net access at speeds up to 11 megabits per second within zones of 100 to 300 feet from a transmitter, called hot spots.
www.boston.com /business/technology/articles/2004/06/23/wifi_set_for_landing   (504 words)

 OQO, FlipStart, Sony U50, Sony U750P, FlyBook, Tiqit, Antelope- WiFi Seeker, Finder, Detector roundup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It should be noted that some PDA's do come equipped with great WiFi finders that even show proximity, but this is a roundup of hardware devices whose sole function it is to detect whether a WiFi network exists in the immediate area.
It may very well be that all or most WiFi finders are capable of filtering out cordless phones, microwaves, cellphones and other devices that operate in the same 2.4GHz spectrum that WiFi does.
Ideally, WiFi keychain adapters, such as the Buffalo 802.11b/g USB 2.0 adapter we reviewed would have an onboard detector.
www.handtops.com /WiFi_Seeker_Finder_Detector_roundup.html   (2643 words)

 MobileTechReview.com: PDA WiFi - 802.11b wireless networking for PDAs
Local area wireless networking, generally in the form of WiFi (also known as 802.11b Ethernet) is a hot topic.
WiFi is the "friendly" term for the 802.11b Ethernet standard.
Many Pocket PCs, and several Palm models such as the LifeDrive and Tungsten C have built-in WiFi, while other Palms such as the Zire 72, Tungsten E2 and Tungsten T5 can use Palm's SD WiFi card which is sold separately.
www.mobiletechreview.com /tips/wifi.htm   (1085 words)

 PalmSource | 802.11b(WiFi) and the Palm Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
PalmSource and its Licensees have strengthened their commitment to the WiFi as the adoption of this protocol for wireless networking is realized.
As Internet access is extended into the living room, the den, and the kitchen, Palm OS developers are cashing in on the notion of the connected (and managed) household.
Intel is further paving the WiFi Highway is through their work with other PalmSource licensees such as Sony.
www.palmsource.com /palmos/wifi_article.html   (876 words)

 ManageEngine WiFi Manager: Wireless LAN Security and Management
With WiFi Manager you'll have complete control over your wireless devices as well as your airspace, and more time to focus on core IT operations.
The WiFi Manager server aggregates, analyzes, and persists the data fed by the sensors.
WiFi Manager presents a neat Web-based user interface that can be accessed from anywhere using a standard HTML browser.
www.wifimanager.com   (336 words)

 CNN.com - WiFi activists on free Web crusade - Nov. 29, 2002
Wireless networks use microwave radio adapters, known as WiFis, which can be arranged to form a continuous "cloud" of connectivity.
The WiFi community says the practice is legal because it uses free airwaves.
And he says WiFi enthusiasts forget that running a public network is difficult.
archives.cnn.com /2002/TECH/11/21/yourtech.wifis   (814 words)

 Techdirt:More Patent Problems For WiFi
Earlier this year, we noted that Wi-Lan's legal team was drooling over the opportunity to hit up WiFi equipment vendors for patent licensing fees.
The company basically admitted that they knew they had a patent that covered an element of WiFi -- but waited until the technology was widespread to pounce.
After a win last week against Proxim over patents, Symbol is preparing to send threatening legal letters to plenty of WiFi vendors, claiming they violate Symbol's patents.
techdirt.com /articles/20040923/0757224.shtml   (263 words)

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Wifi-Forum is dedicated to the exchange of technical and non-technical idea related to Wifi, Bluetooth and other wireless technologies.
Wifi related news will be posted here periodically.
Discussion on WiFi hotspots around the world, including free and commercial ones.
www.wifi-forum.com   (217 words)

 San Francisco Giants : Ballpark : Giants WiFi Network FAQs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
SBC Park offers WiFi coverage throughout the entire facility, from the gates at Willie Mays Plaza to the waters of McCovey Cove.
The Giants WiFi Network is configured to broadcast an SSID that allows a wireless adapter/card to detect and use the Giants WiFi Network.
Depending on the brand of the WiFi card, the SSID may also be known as the Network Name or ESSID.
sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/sf/ballpark/wifi.jsp   (908 words)

 WiFi Speed Spray
WiFi Speed Spray™ is safe and effective when used as directed.
However, the product is known to the State of California to cause cancer; developmental toxicity; and/or male pattern baldness.
WiFi Speed Spray™ should not be used in the presence of pregnant women, women who have been pregnant, or women who may some day become pregnant.
j-walk.com /other/wifispray   (472 words)

 Naked Knitting: WIFI
some have their own private WIFI set up and some have WIFI set up through the personal telco project.
a couple weeks ago, i went to the shanghai tunnel, which had high marks for drinks and running into the scooter crowd, but their WIFI was down because it conflicted with the VISA machine.
the funny thing i've noticed on this WIFI adventure is that most of the people using it are on iBooks, like myself.
www.nakedknitting.com /archives/000518.html   (219 words)

 Setting Up a Home WiFi Network, Introduction
In technical terms, WiFi has certain similarities to cordless phones (not wireless that you can use virtually anywhere, but cordless/portable that have a base station which plugs into your wall socket and a handset that you can use around your home).
WiFi Router (note, in addition to its function as a router, a WiFi router includes an access point as discussed above and a switch)[ii]
It is possible to set up a WiFi network with a dialup modem using WinXP connection sharing as described under the Alternate Setups section.
wifi.aximsite.com /intro.html   (784 words)

 Howstuffworks "How WiFi Works"
WiFi is the wireless way to handle networking.
The big advantage of WiFi is its simplicity.
Then we will discuss the hardware you need to create a WiFi network, and help you understand how to set up and access a WiFi hotspot in your home.
computer.howstuffworks.com /wireless-network.htm   (149 words)

Created and funded by Tech Superpowers, Inc., NewburyOpen.net is a movement that promotes the use of free WiFi for public access and social justice in Boston and throughout the nation.
As Boston's largest free WiFi Community, NewburyOpen.net strives to set an example of how local businesses, residents, and community members can work with innovative wireless technology to provide high-speed Internet access to everyone, regardless of social status or physical location.
Our mission is to create new ways of accessing the Internet, promote ubiquitous access to inspire wireless applications and software, publish our ideas and specifications openly, and help others throughout the world to create local wireless communities.
www.newburyopen.net   (118 words)

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