If you’re like most people, who have at least one device that uses Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet. We’re well past the days when getting online meant using a phone cable and hearing the screeching sound of a modem whenever you got started. Nowadays, people use Wi-Fi for everything fr om casual Internet use to business networking. Where has Wi-Fi been and wh ere will it be going in the future? This article will explore its past and present as well as things still to come.
A History of Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi was born in 1985 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designated a specific radio frequency for industrial, scientific, and medical use. This frequency was later used by AT&T for cashier systems, allowing stores to tap into their databases through the radio frequency without having to have an actual connection. In Australia, a scientific research project designed to detect exploding mini black holes ended in failure, but the byproduct was a breakthrough in Wi-Fi technology. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CISRO) obtained patents to clear up garbled radio signals from the experiment, and a broader online application was discovered in the process.