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!
As far as I know it is just the way Apple decided to brand their routers.
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).
@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.
I made a typing error - I wrote "throught the air"; I meant "through the air".