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Everything You Wanted to Know About Wi-Fi: But Were Afraid to Ask

May 18, 2021

As the pandemic descended upon us, the work-from-home environment tremendously increased the usage and strain on Wi-Fi networks. For the future, it appears there will be even more of our workforce spending at least some portion of time working from home on a more permanent basis. That begs the question of Wi-Fi usage and security. Malwarebytes has a post to help you understand everything you need to know about Wi-Fi.

First, what the heck is Wi-Fi and what does it stand for? The common belief is that Wi-Fi stands for “wireless fidelity” just like the audio term “hi-fi” stands for “high-fidelity.” As it turns out, Wi-Fi doesn’t actually stand for anything. Basically, Wi-Fi is a network that uses wireless technology instead of sending data across a physical connection such as copper wire or fiber cabling.

There is a lot more to know about Wi-Fi than its hard-wired sisters. As an example, there are stability and speed considerations. Believe it or not, there are ways to improve both. You should also be aware of the various security risks when using Wi-Fi and how to mitigate those risks. It is highly recommended that you read through the entire Malwarebytes post to up your Wi-Fi IQ game.

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