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I've been working recently with content falling under the heading Radio Frequency. I've noticed the tag is synonymous with . In fact, it defaults to , and this is reasonable considering its proper usage. But as for the , I'd rather not have it a synonym of .

The term wireless in its basic or original meaning denotes a communication technology, which doesn't employ a wire, in general. And what I would do is to make it stand for itself for the wireless communication in general. Moreover, I'd make it synonymous with a yet nonexistent tag , denoting Radio Frequency technologies ranging from through to .

Take a look at the Wikipedia's entry for Wireless. Also notice how the Network Engineers have it organised:

  • wifi is synonymous there with ieee-802.11
  • while wireless has this usage instruction:

    For WiFi or 802.11 questions, please use the [ieee-802.11] tag. For questions about wireless networking, including any licensed or unlicensed RF medium used to provide point-to-point or point-to-multipoint network links.

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    Bear in mind that Network Engineering will be considerably more knowledgeable on the various wireless communication protocols than your average U&L user. Whether we like it or not, the term 'WiFi' has become synonymous with 'wireless networking'. Yes, that's not strictly speaking correct, but be that as it may, that's how it's used. – terdon Sep 25 '16 at 10:10
  • It may be too late then. – Tomasz Sep 25 '16 at 10:48

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