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Posted: 3/13/2005 4:47:24 PM EST
I was watching a Verizon commericial about their new service that eliminates "wi-fi" and the need for "hotspots". What is WiFi?
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:51:34 PM EST
wireless fidelity

Wireless network
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:52:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By deej86:
I was watching a Verizon commericial about their new service that eliminates "wi-fi" and the need for "hotspots". What is WiFi?



What they are probably getting at is that they will sell you on some plan that lets you use you cell phone as a wireless data link.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:54:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By Oslow:
wireless fidelity

Wireless network


My laptop had a wireless card that let me get Internet from my mom's computer.

Does this qualify as WiFI?
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:55:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Oslow:
wireless fidelity

Wireless network


My laptop had a wireless card that let me get Internet from my mom's computer.

Does this qualify as WiFI?



Yes
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:56:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 5:18:47 PM EST by Oslow]
Sure, a "hot spot" is just an area where you have a wireless connection.

Your mom must have a wireless router or wireless access point.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 5:00:50 PM EST
Verizon is in the process of installing a technology called EVDO that allows high speed internet throught your phone or an air card for your laptop.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 5:09:38 PM EST
The telecom industry is doing everything is can to stop wifi networks from widespread use for internet. heres hoping wimax makes them scared

-foxxz
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 5:11:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Oslow:
Sure, a "hot spot" is just an arera where you have a wireless connection.

Your mom must have a wireless router or wireless access point.


Wireless router. I also have an internal wireless card with an antenna sticking out the back of teh computer case. I have a desktop. My old laptop had a wireless card.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 5:11:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Foxxz:
The telecom industry is doing everything is can to stop wifi networks from widespread use for internet. heres hoping wimax makes them scared

-foxxz



BS, the company I work for is putting up our own hotspots. We are actually working on making our dsl lines 26meg and serve IPTV.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 5:29:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 5:30:14 PM EST by Foxxz]

Originally Posted By MadMardigan:

Originally Posted By Foxxz:
The telecom industry is doing everything is can to stop wifi networks from widespread use for internet. heres hoping wimax makes them scared

-foxxz



BS, the company I work for is putting up our own hotspots. We are actually working on making our dsl lines 26meg and serve IPTV.



guess that must be why they brought laws into effect in PA that prevent cities from building their own networks. i think the same thing is being worked on in texas and other areas. wouldnt want competition. i hope they bring up that dsl speed. the stuff they have now can hardly be called broadband.

-foxxz
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 5:33:46 PM EST
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