WI-FI Alliance Certification

The Wi-Fi Alliance is a commercial alliance that owns the Wi-Fi trademark and is responsible for Wi-Fi certification and trademark licensing. Its primary purpose is to promote compatibility certification for Wi-Fi products worldwide and advance wireless local area network (IEEE 802.11 standard) technology.

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The WIFI Alliance certification process and experience reminder

Deeplight Technology has obtained WI-FI alliance certification for customers

Ⅰ . What is WIFI Alliance

Wi-Fi Alliance (full name: International Wi-Fi Alliance Organization), English: Wi-Fi Alliance, WFA for short), is a business alliance that owns the trademark of Wi-Fi. Responsible for Wi-Fi certification and trademark authorization. The Wi-Fi certificate is promulgated by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi (abbreviation for Wireless Fidelity) is the standard for wireless LAN interoperability. Manufacturers‘ products must fully meet the Wi-Fi standard and pass the Wi-Fi certification. Only then can the WIFI logo be marked on its products.

Mainly for Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n several working modes, usually use 2.4G UHF or 5G SHF ISM radio frequency band. Products including smartphones, home appliances, computers and peripherals, network infrastructure and consumer electronics can all be certified.

Ⅱ. What are the WIFI alliance certification tests?

1. Interoperability

Verify the interconnection and interoperability between the test equipment and the standard equipment of different chip manufacturers on the test platform.

2. Throughput

The test case defines the user scenarios and throughput limit requirements of different working modes such as single user, multi-user, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, and examines the throughput performance of the device under test.

3. Protocol Consistency

backoff mechanism.
Encryption mode (WPA2-AES, WPA-TKIP, WEP).
Protection measures for 802.11n devices to 802.11b and g devices, and protection measures for 802.11g devices to 802.11b devices.
802.11n protocol.

Ⅲ . WIFI Alliance Certification Process

1. Pre-qualification: Please provide the company website and contact information of the main contact (address, landline, mobile phone, email address - the email suffix address needs to be associated with the company website address). Usually submitted online.

2. If the pre-examination is passed, the headquarters will directly send the membership application to the main contact person of the company. Applications are submitted online. After receipt, it needs to be sent to the board of directors for approval, and it usually takes about 3 working days to reply.

3. After the application is approved, the Alliance Headquarters will send the membership dues invoice and several related regulatory documents (mainly IPR Agreement) by email. The agreement documents need to be signed and stamped and sent back (scanned electronic files can be submitted online). Invoice please arrange wire transfer to US affiliate account as soon as possible. After the payment is confirmed, the procedure is basically completed.

4. After becoming a member, apply for CID and test online.

5. Schedule tests and review test reports.

6. Certification

Ⅳ . Membership fee of WIFI Alliance

You must become a member of the WIFI Alliance before the WIFI certification test

1. Contributor

$20,000/year, quarterly for new members, for companies looking to influence the direction of the Wi-Fi industry and develop many Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ products. Affiliates also benefit from participation in developing, testing and certifying products Participating in marketing, technical and regulatory task forces and voting to monitor development plans.
2. Implementer

$5,150/year, applicable to companies that want to adopt certified solutions in their products and use the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED brand. Use the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo and brand, get the final version of the document, adopt without modification a Wi-Fi module that has been certified by another member company, use the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo and brand, get the final version of the document

Ⅴ . WIFI alliance testing and certification cycle

The test period is generally about 4 weeks

Welcome to consult the WIFI Alliance Certification of Deeplight  Technology. Deeplight Standard Technology has assisted many companies to obtain WiFi Alliance Certification. Deeplight  Technology can also provide technical alliance testing and certification services such as Bluetooth Alliance Certification, Zigbee Alliance Certification, and QI Alliance Certification.