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Wireless Wealth

The Wi-Fi revolution is coming. Find out how your business can get in on the ground floor and rope in profits.

This story appears in the July 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

If you've been watching the industry at all lately, you've likely heard the word "." Over the past two years, it has quickly moved from a relatively obscure technology in the land of network administrators to one of the hottest growth opportunities in the tech sector.

Wi-Fi is fast becoming the industry standard for networking and is being used in homes and businesses to untether the network and provide more flexibility. In public spaces, Wi-Fi provides consumers and business travelers with wireless access at broadband speeds. Wi-Fi adoption is accelerating as manufacturers such as , , , , and others are equipping laptops, PDAs and other electronic devices for wireless network connections. There are already millions of devices--in a variety of different styles and formats--looking for Wi-Fi networks to latch on to.

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