Wi-Fi is a family of wireless network protocols based on the IEEE 802.11 family of standards, which are commonly used for wireless networking and allow nearby devices to exchange data by radio waves. Wireless local area networks (WLAN) are widely used in the world to link laptop computers, tablet computers, smartphones, smart televisions (smart TVs), printers, and smart speakers together and to a wireless router to connect them to the Internet, and in public places like coffee shops, hotels, libraries, and airports to provide visitors with Internet connectivity for their mobile devices. At Charlestown, compatible devices can connect through a wireless access point (WAP) with each other as well as with wired devices and the Internet.