Articles about Wi-Fi Alliance

Wi-Fi Alliance is a non-profit organization that owns the Wi-Fi trademark. Device manufacturers around the world can use this trademark to brand their products if they are Wi-Fi-compatible and have been tested for interoperability. The Wi-Fi Alliance was formed in 1999 under the name Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA). The IEEE 802.11b specification was branded as the new WiFi technology in 1999. The Alliance lists industry bigwigs including Apple, Comcast, Samsung, Sony, LG, Intel, Dell, Broadcom, Cisco, Qualcomm, Motorola, Microsoft, Texas Instruments, and T-Mobile as its sponsors. WECA got the new name that it uses today in 2002. Wi-Fi certified products are tested for compatibility, conformance to the IEEE 802.11 standard, and performance. Some popular certification programs offered by the Alliance include 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi bands, WiGig, Wi-Fi Direct, WPA, WPS, Miracast, Wi-Fi Location, Wi-Fi Agile Multiband, Wi-Fi EasyMesh, TLDS, IBSS, and Wi-Fi Passpoint. Today, Wi-Fi is arguably one of the most popular modes of connecting to wireless internet access points.

Intel and Broadcom demonstrate Wi-Fi 7 technology with 5Gbps speed

12 Sep 2022

Intel
Intel and Broadcom demonstrate Wi-Fi 7 technology with 5Gbps speed

Intel in association with semiconductor manufacturing company Broadcom has demonstrated the next generation of Wi-Fi standards, the Wi-Fi 7.

Will we be able to access Wi-Fi on Moon soon?

18 Oct 2021

Space News
Will we be able to access Wi-Fi on Moon soon?

Move over Starlink, NASA's new study has pitched a plan to help America's internet coverage issues.

This Wi-Fi vulnerability can compromise every single internet-connected device

14 May 2021

Security
This Wi-Fi vulnerability can compromise every single internet-connected device

You might have heard of frag grenades, but now there's an equally destructive security vulnerability affecting the Wi-Fi standard. The "FragAttacks" loophole is all encompassing and it not only affects the usual smartphones, computers, and tablets, but essentially anything with Wi-Fi capability.

Motorola Ibiza receives Wi-Fi Alliance certification, launch imminent
Motorola Ibiza receives Wi-Fi Alliance certification, launch imminent

Motorola is expected to launch a new budget smartphone in the coming weeks. The handset with model number XT2137-1, currently codenamed as Ibiza, has been spotted (via MySmartPrice) on the Wi-Fi Alliance certification site, hinting at its imminent arrival.

Samsung Galaxy M12 spotted on Bluetooth certification site, moniker confirmed

05 Dec 2020

Samsung
Samsung Galaxy M12 spotted on Bluetooth certification site, moniker confirmed

As the latest addition to its portfolio of budget smartphones, Samsung is working to launch a new Galaxy M12 model soon.

#LeakPeek: Redmi Note 9 to be launched in India soon

16 May 2020

Xiaomi
#LeakPeek: Redmi Note 9 to be launched in India soon

Xiaomi is likely to launch its budget-friendly smartphone, the Redmi Note 9, in India in the coming days. The Indian version of the handset (with model number M2003J15SI) has been spotted on Wi-Fi Alliance's website, suggesting that the device could arrive in the country soon.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What is Wi-Fi 6, how it will be useful
#NewsBytesExplainer: What is Wi-Fi 6, how it will be useful

A few hours ago, Wi-Fi Alliance, the organization that oversees the implementation of Wi-Fi capabilities, announced the certification program for next-generation Wi-Fi 6.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 could be Android's own iPad Pro
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 could be Android's own iPad Pro

While we do have a bunch of Android-based tablets, there's really nothing that can take on Apple's flagship tablet, the iPad Pro.

Xiaomi teases Redmi Y3 with 32MP selfie camera, launch imminent

10 Apr 2019

Xiaomi
Xiaomi teases Redmi Y3 with 32MP selfie camera, launch imminent

As a successor to last year's selfie-centric Redmi Y2, Xiaomi is expected to launch Redmi Y3 in India soon.

Motorola One Vision renders show punch-hole display, 48MP dual cameras
Motorola One Vision renders show punch-hole display, 48MP dual cameras

After making an appearance on the Geekbench and Wi-Fi Alliance's website, Motorola's One Vision has now been leaked in high-quality renders.