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  1. 1. Wi-FiAmanda Marquez Jason Laicha Arturo Gonzalez Jay Miller
  2. 2. Wi-FiToshiba How It Works History Wi-Fi today Benefits/Risks
  3. 3. How It Works• Wi-Fi = Wireless Fidelity• 802.11 WLAN• Radio Signals sent to and from wireless router
  4. 4. History of Wi-Fi• 1985- The FCC rules that ISM bands can be used without license• 1991- The precursor to modern Wi-Fi is created by NCR Corporation – Called WaveLAN• 1997- 802.11 is created• 1999- 802.11a and 802.11b are created – 802.11b was the first widely accepted standard
  5. 5. Wi-Fi Alliance• 1999- Wi-Fi Alliance is created• Wi-Fi Trademark• Official Wi-Fi Products• In 2009, they sold their billionth Wi-Fi chip• 12
  6. 6. Profiting from Wi-Fi• South Korea, Japan, Singapore – Build as many hot spots as possible – $20 for unlimited access• United States – Targeted business travelers – Limited networks – Much more expensive
  7. 7. Profiting from Wi-Fi• http://www.starthotspot.com/ – Universities – Offices – City Parks – Homes – Property Owners
  8. 8. Wi-Fi Today• Computers make up only 30% of products with Wi-Fi capabilitiesThis means….• Airplanes• Television• Game consoles• Cell phones…all have Wi-Fi.
  9. 9. Wi-Fi Today STAY CONNECTED 24/7Personal Business Cities
  10. 10. Managerial Implications• Need Wi-Fi to stay up to date – Airlines – Government• Limitless possibilities• Employees surfing internet
  11. 11. Examples
  12. 12. Risks & Challenges• Security issues/Privacy• Faulty connections o Ex. Villanova• People abusing and accessing inappropriate content on a businesses network• Health concerns• Cloud or electronic smog
  13. 13. Benefits• Stay connected• Easy to use/Hassle Free• Share hardware• Convenience• Multiple Connections• Inexpensive• Good for business
  14. 14. Sources• http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2003/5/6824-why-wi-fi-wants-to-be-free/fulltext• http://www.starthotspot.com/• http://www.wi-fi.org/• http://content.ebscohost.com/pdf9/pdf/2008/5PP/01May08/33132279.pdf?T=P&P=AN&K=3 3132279&S=R&D=buh&EbscoContent=dGJyMNHr7ESeqa44zdnyOLCmr0mep7JSrqu4TbeWx WXS&ContentCustomer=dGJyMPGutk%2B1rbZKuePfgeyx44Dt6fIA• http://www.wi-fi.org/simple_home_network.php• http://www.wi-fi.org/search_products.php• Aardsma, T. L. (2002, Wi-fi. Inside the Internet, 9(2), 9-9. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/191083647?acc ountid=14853• Conhaim, Wallys W. "Wi-Fi cities: a plan of action." Information Today Dec. 2006: 43+. Academic OneFile. Web. 30 Oct. 2011.• http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CA155666051&v=2.1&u=vill_main&it=r&p=AO NE&sw=w