All About The Wifi System And It Uses

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In recent times, WIFI has become the most essential part of man’s life, more than food, shelter or water. What is this WIFI? How does it work?

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All About The Wifi System And It Uses

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WIFI, the word, is an acronym for Wireless Fidelity. It is the same as WLAN. A Wi-Fi network makes use of the same principal of communication as all other wireless systems. It uses the mode of radio signals in order to transmit information. The Wi-Fi network must include an adapter which will translate the data into radio signal. This signal, with the help of router/decoder, which is received via an antenna, is decoded.  

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All About The Wifi System And It Uses

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WiFi or Wi-Fi is a technology that permits electronic devices to connect to a Wireless Local Area Network or WLAN primarily using the 2.4 GHz band (12 cm) Ultra High Frequency or UHF and 5 GHz band (6 cm) Super High Frequency or SHF.

A wireless local area network is normally password protected and can also be public or without password protection which permits any devices within range to connect to the WLAN network. Wi-Fi-compatible devices can connect to the internet through the WLAN network as well as through a wireless access point.

This access point or hotspot has a range of around twenty meters or 66 feet indoors and a much greater range outdoors. Wi-Fi is vulnerable compared to wired connections specifically because an intruder doesn’t require a physical connection. Web pages that utilize TLS are protected but intruders can easily detect unencrypted internet access. That’s why Wi-Fi has adopted a variety of encryption technologies.

The first encryption method used was WEP or Wired Equivalent Privacy which was later proven to be weak and vulnerable. Higher quality protocols were added later such as WPA or Wi-Fi Protected Access and WPA2. In 2007, an optional feature called WPS or Wi-Fi Protected Setup was added which had a severe defect that permits an attacker or intruder to recover or acquire the router’s password.

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