No Seriously, What Does Wi-Fi Stand For?

    Get ready to find out!

    Most of us know Wi-Fi as "something we panic about when we can't find."

    But have you ever thought about what Wi-Fi actually stands for?

    For awhile, a lot of people, including the U.S. military, thought it stood for "wireless fidelity."

    But Wi-Fi actually stands for...nothing!

    Phil Belanger, a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance, told Boing Boing that Wi-Fi is a nonsense word, not an acronym.

    "Wi-Fi" also sounds a lot like "Hi-Fi," which is of course slang for "high fidelity."

    So Wi-Fi, like a lot of things on the internet, means and stands for absolutely nothing.