WECA is an industry alliance that publishes standards for wireless equipment makers to follow. The group also tests equipment for interoperability, such as if a laptop modem from Cisco works with an access point using Agere Systems' equipment. If it does, WECA gives the equipment its seal of approval. Analysts have applauded the name change, which is still pending final approvals. "Unless you were really knowledgeable, you didn't know what they were talking about," said Aaron Vance, a wireless analyst with Synergy Research Group.
There is an moshi stealthcover iphone xr clear view case - gunmetal grey alphabet soup of versions of 802.11 that have varying levels of security or speed, For example, the wildly popular Wi-Fi networks operate on 802.11b, but 802.11a and 802.11g have been developed to be more secure or to travel on more channels, WECA itself is also getting a name change, It will soon be known as the "Wi-Fi Alliance," Eaton said, The name change is the result of a "chicken-and-egg thing," he said, When the standards body was first created, the name Wi-Fi didn't exist, But they had to create a name to incorporate, so they invented "Wireless Ethernet," he said..
But WECA officials found themselves fielding questions from Wi-Fi companies as to whether they were the right organization to approach. After all, Eaton said, all it was doing was certifying Wi-Fi products, so why wasn't it called the Wi-Fi Alliance?. "This will hopefully eliminate some of that confusion," Eaton said. Ever heard of Wi-Fi5? A standards body for wireless networking plans to change the confusing name--and also plans to freshen up its own appellation. The Wireless Ethernet Compatability Alliance (WECA), a leading standards body for wireless networking, was set to call wireless networks using the 802.11a standard "Wi-Fi5.".
CNET también está disponible en español, Don't show this again, While most carriers will waive a cancellation fee because of extenuating circumstances, like a customer embarking on a tour of military duty, none has ever decided to offer it to all their customers at once, "To be fair and above board as possible, we've decided to proactively give people who don't like the rate increases the ability to waive the cancellation fee," said AT&T Wireless moshi stealthcover iphone xr clear view case - gunmetal grey spokesman Ritch Blasi, It's a one-time offer, and customers have to act by the end of July, Blasi said..
The move is a rare one as wireless carriers continue to fight what the industry calls "churn," which refers to the number of customers who change carriers because they aren't satisfied with service, or decide that their plan is too expensive. Most carriers report churn rates of between 1.5 percent and 3 percent of their customers per month, according to the Federal Communications Commission. The cancellation fee that customers have to pay has helped keep some on board, posing as a kind of pain threshold. It forces consumers to weigh whether getting out of a bad cellular situation is worth $175, and most decide it's not, said Alan Reiter of Wireless Internet and Mobile Computing, a wireless consulting firm in Chevy Chase, Md.