Wi-Fi has revolutionised how we connect to the Internet., allowing us to pack all those unsightly cables into the cupboard and stay online wirelessly (almost) everywhere, (almost) all the time.
You use it on a daily basis, but how much do you really know about Wi-Fi?
Wi-Fi is the commercial name for what protocol?
- IEEE 802.3
- IEEE 802.5
- IEEE 802.11
- IEEE 802.20
What year did the IEEE publish the standarrd which Wi-Fi uses?
What is the original name of the commercial product which formed the basis of the IEEE wireless LAN standards?
- Wireless Ethernet
TRUE or FALSE? The Wi-Fi name and logo are registered trademarks.
In what year was the name Wi-Fi first used commercially?
What was the first city to install a public Wi-Fi network, available to everyone?
How many public Wi-Fi hotspots does iPass predict there will be in the UK by 2018?
- 14 million
- 22 million
- 31 million
- 35 million
TRUE or FALSE? A Wi-Fi device emits more radiation thanthe leakage allowed from a microwave oven
What secure Wi-Fi protocol replaced WEP encryption?
What is the name of the technology that first saw the light of day in 2010 that enables data exchange between mobile devices via Wi-Fi?
- Wi-Fi Fast
- Wi-Fi Go
- Wi-Fi Direct
What was the first game console to incorporate Wi-Fi technology in 2004?
- Nintendo DS
- Sony PSP
- Sony Playstation 2
- Microsoft Xbox 360
TRUE or FALSE? Dell was the first manufacturer to integrate the Wi-Fi protocol as standard equipment in its computers.
Wi-Fi operates in two wavebands - 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz. Which one does it share with Bluetooth?
- 2.4 Ghz
- 5 GHz
Which of these sporting venues does NOT have public Wi-Fi?
- Etihad Stadium
- The O2
- Twickenham Stadium
What operator is providing Wi-Fi for the London Underground?
- The Cloud
You are one of those people who uses new technology... without being interested in how it works. I suppose you think your computer connects to the Internet by magic! The wires between your PC and your modem have vanished, thanks to that revolutionary technology called Wi-Fi... so take a moment to show some interest in it!
Wi-Fi has filled you with wonder and every day you feel grateful for how it has rid you of all those awful cables! Broadly speaking, you understand how Wi-Fi works... But you are not totally familiar with its technical features or its history. And yet Wi-Fi has been a powerful boost to the development of new technologies over the past ten years - where would we be without it?
There are no connection errors in your place - when it comes to Wi-Fi, you are at the forefront! You have the technical know-how: words like "protocol" and "encryption" do not scare you! And you have been following Wi-Fi development closely.. You would not dream of buying a smartphone or a tablet PC if it could not connect to the Internet by Wi-Fi!