Wi-Fi is a name used to describe wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide high speed internet and network connections. Wi-Fi is a trademarked phrase that means IEEE 802.11x. The Wi-Fi Alliance, the organization that owns the Wi-Fi registered trademark term specifically 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.