WiFi, short for wireless fidelity, is a popular term for a wireless technology based on an industry standard known as IEEE 802.11. Devices that meet this standard – laptops, tablets, smartphones, computers, gaming consoles, MP3 players, etc. - let you connect to the Internet wirelessly. If you don’t know if your device is WiFi-enabled, check your available network connections. If wireless is available, the list of wireless connections (SSIDs) will be displayed.