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First Wi-Fi box ever is chosen as Australia's best contribution to global history

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By no means the first

Motorola actually product-launched a wireless network called Altair (compatible with that new Ethernet thing) for office use in early 1990 and tested it in what was then the Sears tower in Chicago. It was a huge commercial failure because the business plan was for a $300 per node device but the engineered product was ten times more expensive.

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