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Wi-Fi Alliance ditches 802.11 spec codes for consumer-friendly naming scheme

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'Wi-Fi Alliance' is a marketing company that has no official involvement in the spec.

802.11 is the IEEE name for the specification, the 'Wi-Fi Alliance' is an unrelated marketing organisation. The Wi-Fi Alliance have always given their own marketing names to IEEE 802.11 specifications that they charge people to use. This is why cheap routers don't say 'Wi-Fi' they say 'Wireless'.

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