Video Series – Polder Pioneers – Cees Links and Vic Hayes: The founders of wifi




Final lay eighties Cees Links and Vic Hayes with WaveLAN the basis of what later would be wifi in Nieuwegein. Cees Links causes in the nineties that there are actually products appear with the wireless networking technology, including by taking Apple on board. His wife thinks that time named ‘wifi’.

Vic Hayes is in turn responsible for the WaveLAN technology provides a standard IEEE 802.11. This allows manufacturers dare to integrate the technology en masse into their computers and network equipment. The two polder pioneers are figureheads of a Dutch team that has ensured that wifi could conquer the world.

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