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airport and the internet connection

 
 
Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2016 09:45 pm
hi, why is the word "airport" used to mean something related to Internet connection? what is the origin of this meaning? Thanks a lot!
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 02:49 am
@avalipeng,
As far as I know it is just the way Apple decided to brand their routers.
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 12:58 pm
AirPort is Apple's name for wifi. Air (people think radio waves travel "throught the air") port (a word used in IT for a data interface).
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 01:23 pm
@Tes yeux noirs,
It's actually only their name for their wifi routers, they still call wifi "wifi" anywhere other than the branded Airport routers.
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 01:44 pm
I made a typing error - I wrote "throught the air"; I meant "through the air".
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