Overview: The Wi-Fi Alliance, originally established as the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA), is an association of wireless systems manufacturers as well as companies that provide Wi-Fi services and connectivity. It was formed in 1999 to certify interoperability of wireless Local Area Network products based on the IEEE 802.11 specification. As of March, 2004 the Wi-Fi Alliance had over 200 member companies, and over 1000 products have received Wi-Fi certification since certification began in March of 2000. The goal of the Wi-Fi Alliance is to enhance the user experience through product interoperability. Wi-Fi certified product choices include: access point (includes access points, residential Gateways, DSL & cable products); compact flash; embedded client (includes notebooks, PDAs, etc.); Ethernet client device (includes wireless-to-Ethernet station adapters & converters); external card (includes PC cards, PCMCIA cards, CardBus & SD cards); internal card (includes MiniPCI cards & PCI cards); USB client device (includes dongles & adapters); and wireless printers and print servers.
Specifications: Available at: https://www.wi-fi.org/knowledge-center/published-specifications
IPR Policy: Available at: https://www.wi-fi.org/about/become-member/governing-documents
Current Status: Active
Last Updated: October 11, 2013