Australian History in the 20th Century: Invention of Wi-Fi
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In the 1990s an Australian research team made up of John O'Sullivan, Terence Percival, Graham Daniels, Diethelm Ostry and John Deane created a technology for...
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Australian scientists cash in on Wi-Fi invention

Scientists who invented a crucial piece of Wi-Fi technology secure a legal settlement in the US worth more than $220 million from global firms that helped themselves to the breakthrough idea.
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This online article talks about the legal action taken by CSIRO to secure the '069 patent' - as they say.

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Julia Porretta Lauren Cooper 's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:19 AM

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this article is about the invention of wifi in which it was the Austrailians  idea. The Us game the Australians billions IOC dollars to help the break though idea

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Wi-Fi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wi-Fi, also spelled Wifi or WiFi, is a popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves. The Wi-Fi Alliance defines Wi-Fi as any "wireless local area network (WLAN) products that are based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) 802.11 standards".[1] However, since most modern WLANs are based on these standards, the term "Wi-Fi" is used in general English as a synonym for "WLAN". Only Wi-Fi products that complete Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification testing successfully may use the "Wi-Fi CERTIFIED" trademark.

Many devices can use Wi-Fi, e.g. personal computers, video-game consoles, smartphones, some digital cameras, tablet computers and digital audio players. These can connect to a network resource such as the Internet via a wireless network access point. Such an access point (or hotspot) has a range of about 20 meters (65 feet) indoors and a greater range outdoors. Hotspot coverage can comprise an area as small as a single room with walls that block radio waves, or as large as many square miles achieved by using multiple overlapping access points.

Wi-Fi can be less secure than wired connections (such as Ethernet) because an intruder does not need a physical connection. Web pages that use SSL are secure but unencrypted internet access can easily be detected by intruders. Because of this, Wi-Fi has adopted various encryption technologies. The early encryption WEP, proved easy to break. Higher quality protocols (WPA, WPA2) were added later. An optional feature added in 2007, called Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), had a serious flaw that allowed an attacker to recover the router's password.[2] The Wi-Fi Alliance has since updated its test plan and certification program to ensure all newly certified devices resist attacks.

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This Wikipedia page reviews basic background information about Wi-Fi. Some advanced material about Wi-Fi can be viewed here too.

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Wireless LANs - CSIROpedia

Wireless LANs - CSIROpedia | Australian History in the 20th Century: Invention of Wi-Fi | Scoop.it
Wireless LANs !WLANteam.gif alt=The WLAN Project Team (LR) Mr Graham Daniels, Dr John O'Sullivan, Dr Terry Percival, Mr Diet Ostry, Mr John Deane, the WLAN Test bed! The WLAN Project Team (LR ...
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How, Who are the True inventors of WiFi. CSIRO Pt-1

How WiFi came to Fruition and How the Original Inventors Got the regonition they deserved. Australia's CSIRO. In an Australian David versus global Goliaths e...
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Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ9E8EKCeCw

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John O'Sullivan and his team win European Inventor Award 2012 for inventing high-speed wifi.

EIA - Video press material including footage and statements are available from the GOMEX newsroom at http://www.cms-gomex.com - download is free for editoria...
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