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Think your meeting's important? 25 years ago, this one spawned Wi-Fi

Stephen Lawson | Sept. 11, 2015
The IEEE 802.11 Working Group started standardizing wireless LANs in 1990.

- 802.11az, which is just starting to be developed, will let WLANs pinpoint a user's location more precisely and reliably.

The way standard WLANs have evolved and proliferated since 1990 doesn't shock Hayes, who retired in 2003. This was what the developers had in mind, he said.

"We dreamed of it, of course. But we knew there was a long way to go."

 

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