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Wi-fi 'to get a whole lot easier'

October 15th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a BBC report, the world of wi-fi is to become a whole lot easier thanks to a major technology upgrade by the  Wi-Fi Alliance. It's a new specification called Wi-Fi Direct.

It will let wi-fi devices like phones and laptops connect to one another without joining a traditional network.

The Wi-Fi Alliance - whose members include Intel, Apple and Cisco - hopes devices with the new technology will be on the market by the middle of 2010.

Owners of devices without Wi-Fi Direct will be able to upgrade through a software download, says the technology consortium.

Read the full report at the BBC's Web site.

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