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1. Restrictions on Use of Materials
This site is owned and operated by Wi-Fi Alliance. Except as expressly authorized by prior written consent from Wi-Fi Alliance, no material from this site or any Website owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by Wi-Fi Alliance may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your internal non-commercial use only, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of Wi-Fi Alliance’s copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these Terms, the use of any such material on any other Website or networked computer environment is prohibited. Any product, process or technology described in this Website may be the subject of other intellectual property rights reserved by Wi-Fi Alliance or its members and are not licensed to you hereunder.
2. Limited Access Areas
Certain areas of the Website are password protected and available only to users whom Wi-Fi Alliance has given special access privileges. You agree that you will not attempt to access these areas unless Wi-Fi Alliance has provided you with access privileges and that you will not attempt to access materials and information within the limited access area that are outside of scope of the access privileges that Wi-Fi Alliance has granted you.
3. Links to Other Sites
As part of its activities, Wi-Fi Alliance provides links to the sites of its members and other sites that it believes may offer useful information that is related to its mission. These sites are not affiliated with Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi Alliance is not responsible for the content of such other sites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from users’ access to such sites. In addition, those sites are not subject to these Terms or any additional policy that Wi-Fi Alliance may implement from time to time. You are responsible for determining the applicable use terms and policies, if any, that may apply to your use of those sites.
4. Links to this Site; Web Services
Subject to any additional rights or restrictions set forth in any separate linking agreements regarding this site that you may have entered into with Wi-Fi Alliance, you may provide links to this Website provided that you adhere to the following requirements: (i) any link to the Website must be a text only link clearly marked "Wi-Fi Alliance Website," (ii) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with Wi-Fi Alliance’s names and marks, (iii) the link must "point" to "www.wi-fi.org" and not to other pages within the Website, (iv) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with Wi-Fi Alliance, (v) when selected by a user, the link must display the Website on full-screen and not within a "frame" on the linking Website, and (vi) Wi-Fi Alliance reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion.
You may not access any page on this site or any information or data contained on or accessible through this site for the purpose of providing any form of service for your internal use or for the use of any third party unless you have entered into a written agreement, such as a portal agreement, with Wi-Fi Alliance for this purpose.
5. Wi-Fi Alliance Information
Wi-Fi Alliance has developed this site as a service to its members and the general public and it endeavors to keep the information on the site up to date. However, the information may nevertheless become out of date over time. Wi-Fi Alliance shall not be liable for any inaccuracy or incompleteness of this site or for the failure to update the information contained on this site. Information about companies other than Wi-Fi Alliance contained on the site should not be relied upon as being provided or endorsed by Wi-Fi Alliance.
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This site may contain information and materials that third parties have provided to Wi-Fi Alliance ("Third-Party Content"). Wi-Fi Alliance does not independently verify Third-Party Content, makes no representation as to its accuracy, and assumes no responsibility for your use of the Third-Party Content and any consequences of that use, including, without limitation, any damages, injuries or results that may result from its use. You understand that the information and opinions in the Third-Party Content represent solely the thoughts of the author and is neither endorsed by nor does it necessarily reflect Wi-Fi Alliance’s belief.
7. Submissions to Website
All submissions to this site, including, without limitation, “Blog Posts” (as hereafter defined) and visitor feedback such as questions, comments and suggestions regarding the content of the material on this site are Third-Party Content and shall be deemed to be non-confidential and in the public domain. As used in these Terms, “Blog Posts” refer to Website submissions that are posted to blogs or to other forums that Wi-Fi Alliance may make available for public use and/or the use of the its members for informational purposes and/or for discussion and comment. Wi-Fi Alliance shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to any submission and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and make derivative works using the submission, and to publicly display and distribute the submission and derivative works of the submission.
Wi-Fi Alliance reserves the right to remove any submission for any reason or for no reason. Without limitation, Wi-Fi Alliance may, at any time, remove any submission that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of these Terms.
8. Blog Post Rules and Guidelines
If you are making the Blog Post in your role as an employee, contractor or other agent of a member or other company or individual, you acknowledge that you are authorized to make the Blog Post and that you and the company or individual for which you are making the Blog Post are solely responsible for its content. If you are making the Blog Post in your personal capacity, you are solely responsible for its content. If the Blog Post identifies you as an employee, consultant or other agent of a company or person, it is presumed that you are making the Blog Post for that company or person unless you expressly state otherwise. Your submission binds to these Terms the company or person for which you are making the submission.
All Blog Posts shall comply with the guidelines outlined in this Section 8:
All factual statements and representations will be factually accurate. Information or statements that are opinions will either be identified as such or it will be clear from the context that they are opinions. The Blog Post will not contain any statements, information or materials that are offensive, threatening, abusive, potentially harmful, or malicious. Neither the submission of the Blog Post nor its unrestricted public use will violate any rights of a third party, including, without limitation, any intellectual property rights (such as and without limitation, any copyrights, trademark rights, or trade secret rights) or other proprietary rights (such as, and without limitation, any contractual rights or any personal rights or interests that are protected under the law of torts). Nor will the submission and use of the Blog Post violate any applicable law, statute, regulation, rule, ordinance or judicial order in any jurisdiction.
9. Copyright Notification
Wi-Fi Alliance respects the intellectual property rights of others. Upon proper notice, Wi-Fi Alliance will remove Third-Party Content that violate copyright law, or suspend Blog Post access to any user who repeatedly submits Third-Party Content in violation of copyright law.
Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §512, Wi-Fi Alliance has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringement and for processing such claims in accordance with such law. If you believe your work has been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please send Wi-Fi Alliance’s copyright agent, identified below, a notification of claimed infringement with all of the following information (“Notice of Infringment”) via fax or mail: (a) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (b) identification of the claimed infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit Wi-Fi Alliance to locate the material on its Website; (c) information reasonably sufficient to permit Wi-Fi Alliance to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address; (d) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (e) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf; and (f) your physical or electronic signature.
Wi-Fi Alliance’s copyright agent for receiving all Notices of Infringement is as follows:
10900-B Stonelake Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759
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Please direct any notices or inquires that do not relate to Notices of Infringement to Wi-Fi Alliance as described at www.wi-fi.org/contact-us.
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12. Unlawful Activity
Wi-Fi Alliance reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of these Terms and to take any action Wi-Fi Alliance deems appropriate, including but not limited to reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, e-mail addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information.
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Your right to use the site is not transferable or assignable. Any password or right given to you to obtain information or documents is not transferable or assignable.
15. Third-Party Services
Wi-Fi Alliance may allow access to or advertise certain third-party product or service providers ("Merchants") from which you may purchase certain goods or services. You understand that Wi-Fi Alliance does not operate or control the products or services offered by Merchants. Merchants are responsible for all aspects of order processing, fulfillment, billing and customer service. Wi-Fi Alliance is not a party to the transactions entered into between Merchants and you. You agree that use of or purchase from such Merchants is AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND IS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND BY US, EXPRESSED, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF TITLE, FITNESS FOR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS WI-FI ALLIANCE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN MERCHANTS AND YOU OR FOR ANY INFORMATION APPEARING ON MERCHANT SITES OR ANY OTHER SITE LINKED TO THE WI-FI ALLIANCE SITE.
16. Third-Party Merchant Policies
All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of Merchants will apply to you while on any Merchant sites. Wi-Fi Alliance is not responsible for any information exchange between Merchants and you. Wi-Fi Alliance and the Merchants are independent contractors and neither party has authority to make any representations or commitments on behalf of the other.
You represent and warrant that if you are purchasing something from Merchants or Wi-Fi Alliance that (i) any credit information you supply is true and complete, (ii) charges incurred by you will be honored by your credit card company, and (iii) you will pay the charges incurred by you at the posted prices, including any applicable taxes.
19. Purchases and Promotions
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Wi-Fi Alliance’s obligations, if any, with regard to its products and services are governed solely by the agreements pursuant to which they are provided, and nothing on this site should be construed to alter such agreements.
Wi-Fi Alliance may make changes to any products or services offered on the site, or to the applicable prices for any such products or services, at any time, without notice. The materials on the site with respect to products and services may be out of date, and Wi-Fi Alliance makes no commitment to update the materials on the site with respect to such products and services.
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21. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
a. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR DOWNLOAD AND USE OF ANY WI-FI APPLICATION IS AT YOUR SOLE DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT THE APPLICATION IS PROVIDED AS IS AND AS AVAILABLE WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.
b. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE, OR OTHER DEVICE, OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH USE.
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22. Government Users
The materials, information and data on this site are prepared entirely at private expense and are "commercial items" as that term is defined in 48 C.F.R. 2.101. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. 12.212and 48 C.F.R 227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, use by the United States government of this site is subject to the limitations in these Terms.
Wi-Fi®, the Wi-Fi logo, the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo, Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA), WiGig®, the Wi-Fi Protected Setup logo, Wi-Fi Direct®, Wi-Fi Alliance®, WMM®, Miracast®, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint®, and Passpoint® are registered trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, Wi-Fi Multimedia™, WPA2™, WPA3™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™, Wi-Fi ZONE™, the Wi-Fi ZONE logo, Wi-Fi Aware™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow™, Wi-Fi HaLow™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WiGig™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage™, Wi-Fi Vantage™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TimeSync™, Wi-Fi TimeSync™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Location™, Wi-Fi Location™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Home Design™, Wi-Fi Home Design™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Agile Multiband™, Wi-Fi Agile Multiband™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Optimized Connectivity™, Wi-Fi Optimized Connectivity™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED EasyMesh™, Wi-Fi EasyMesh™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Enhanced Open™, Wi-Fi Enhanced Open™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Easy Connect™, Wi-Fi Easy Connect™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™, and the Wi-Fi Alliance logo are trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance.
All other product and service names mentioned herein are the marks of their respective owners.
24. Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL WI-FI ALLIANCE, ITS SUPPLIERS, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED AT THE WI-FI ALLIANCE SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SITE, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS IN THIS SITE, EVEN IF WI-FI ALLIANCE OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL WI-FI ALLIANCE'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID TO WI-FI ALLIANCE, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
These Terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these Terms at anytime by destroying all materials obtained from any and all Wi-Fi Alliance site(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made in accordance with these Terms or otherwise. These Terms will terminate immediately without notice from Wi-Fi Alliance if in Wi-Fi Alliance's sole discretion you fail to comply with any term, condition or provision of these Terms. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this site and any and all other site(s) of Wi-Fi Alliance and its affiliates and all copies thereof, whether made in accordance with these Terms or otherwise.
26. Jurisdiction and Other Matters
This site is controlled by Wi-Fi Alliance from its offices within the State of Texas, United States of America. Wi-Fi Alliance makes no representation that materials in the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., without reference to any conflict of law principles. You hereby consent to venue in and jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the State of California. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Wi-Fi Alliance shall have the right to elect in its sole discretion the forum for any lawsuit arising hereunder brought by Wi-Fi Alliance. Because you shall have access to the trademarks and other valuable proprietary materials of Wi-Fi Alliance, you agree that Wi-Fi Alliance shall have the right to enforce these Terms and any of its provisions by injunction (without being required to show any actual damage or to post an injunction bond), specific performance or any other equitable relief without prejudice to any other rights and remedies that Wi-Fi Alliance may have for the breach of these Terms.
If any provision of these Terms is for any reason found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms shall continue in full force and effect. This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties.
Wi-Fi Alliance may revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current Terms because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at the Wi-Fi Alliance Site.
Updated: July 2013
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- Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Voice-Enterprise: Delivering Wi-Fi® voice to the enterprise (2012)
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- Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ makes it Wi-Fi®: What Retailers Need to Know (2009)
- The building blocks of enterprise-grade Wi-Fi®: An overview of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ programs for the enterprise (2012)
- Are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products protected by security?
Yes. All Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products are tested for WPA2 or WPA3. The only way to be sure that a product meets the latest security standards is to purchase only Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products.
- What is required to join?
Any company shall be eligible to be a member if it demonstrates that it is dedicated to the purposes of this corporation by:
Publicly displaying a legitimate business interest; AND
Publicly supporting, in the form of a press release or as evidenced by shipping products or enabling technology, such as, for example, chip sets, software, etc. for Wi-Fi products, or deploying services based on Wi-Fi specifications for wireless solutions
- What is the process to join?
1) Submit completed Membership Application
2) Review and sign Membership Agreement(s)
Contributor and Affiliate member applicants:
- Contributor Membership Agreement
- Intellectual Property Rights Policy
- IPR Policy Acknowledgment
- Membership Terms and Conditions
Implementer member applicants:
3) Pay membership dues invoice
- How do I know which membership level I need?
To submit product(s) for testing and certification via our authorized testing laboratories, Contributor or Affiliate membership is required. Products must pass testing before you can claim it is Wi-Fi CERTIFIED or use the certification marks.
To participate in the development of Wi-Fi Alliance certification programs and industry conversations in task groups, Contributor or Affiliate membership is required.
To submit product(s) for certification that incorporate a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED module without modification, Implementer membership may be appropriate.
- What are membership dues?
Annual Contributor membership dues are US $15,450. New memberships effective during the year may have dues prorated on a quarterly basis.
Annual Implementer membership dues are US $5,150. No proration is offered.
Affiliate members are covered by their parent company Contributor membership dues.
Small Business Introductory Participant membership dues are US $7,725. New memberships effective during the year may have dues prorated for a half year membership.
Small Business Introductory Implementer membership dues are US $2,575 with no proration offered.
- Do you accept membership dues via credit card?
Payments for annual dues must be made via check or wire transfer.
- Does our membership year start the day we join?
Membership in Wi-Fi Alliance runs the calendar year, January through December.
- How do we renew our membership?
Invoices are generally issued in early October and are due by December 31. Please review your invoice for specific dates. The noted primary company and primary billing contact(s) listed in your account will receive an electronic invoice. Purchase orders are not considered as payment confirmation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions.
- Can I use the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo?
Only Wi-FI Alliance member companies may use Wi-Fi Alliance certification marks. For more information and a complete list of marks, please visit: https://www.wi-fi.org/who-we-are/our-brands.
- How do I know if my company is already a member?
Please visit our Member Companies page and type the company name in the search field.
- How do I know which certification I need?
- How do I know if the Wi-Fi module or system used in our product has been Wi-Fi CERTIFIED?
Please visit our Product Finder to search for certified products and associated certifications, or consult with your Wi-Fi module manufacturer for their certification details.
- What is the benefit of MU-MIMO?
MU-MIMO is an innovative breakthrough that enables simultaneous communication to multiple devices, improving overall speed and enabling network multitasking.
- How can I upgrade my device to use wave 2 features?
Upgrading devices to use wave 2 features is implementation dependent. Some devices can be upgraded through software, but most will require new hardware.
- What performance advances are enabled by Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac?
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac enables higher data rates, higher capacity and lower latency. Products implementing the technology behind Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac with wave 2 features are capable of multi-gigabit data rates– nearly triple that of devices implementing only wave 1 features.
- What new applications are enabled with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac?
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac handles today’s demanding applications and paves the way for new applications in the future. Certified-ac devices are more robust and offer a greater user experience including:
- Transferring an HD movie to a tablet in under 4 minutes
- Sharing photo albums with friends in seconds
- Streaming three HD quality videos at one time
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac devices also improve wireless performance in the enterprise in the following ways:
- Enhanced user experience for teleconference meetings
- Delivering greater in-office networking coverage – more clients for the same number of APs per office area
- Projecting graphics, video and audio to a large screen in a conference room or auditorium
- Are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac devices dual-band?
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac operates in the 5 GHz band, but devices support the 2.4 GHz band by integrating Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n. Dual-band devices switch between the more crowded but popular 2.4 GHz frequency band, to the cleaner 5 GHz frequency band to connect more demanding applications and avoid interference from other devices.
- Is Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac interoperable with previous versions of Wi-Fi?
As with all Wi-Fi CERTIFIED devices, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac products are tested to ensure interoperability with legacy Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products. Products must operate in the same frequency band in order to connect.
- How does Wi-Fi Alliance help ensure product compatibility and a good user experience for certified products?
Compatibility and quality are achieved through rigorous testing of Wi-Fi products. Consumers should always look for the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo to ensure the best user experience possible.
- What is WMM?
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED for WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) provides multimedia enhancements for Wi-Fi networks that improve the user experience for audio, video, and voice applications.
- What features does Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n offer?
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n supports many of the applications we need today, and is a complement to Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n products interoperate with other types of Wi-Fi in the same frequency band.
- What is MIMO?
MIMO is an abbreviation for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output, which refers to the ability of equipment to handle multiple data input and multiple data output operation. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n devices make use of multiple antennas to send and receive more than one communication signal simultaneously. This is similar to having two FM radios tuned to the same channel at the same time - the signal becomes louder and clearer. This multiplies the performance of the Wi-Fi signal, and is reflected in the two, three, or even more antennas found on some Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n access points or routers.
- If I have a mixed network of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n and previous-generation Wi-Fi gear, can I still get the performance benefits of 802.11n?
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n gear is backward-compatible with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 802.11 a/b/g and draft-n gear that operates in the same frequency bands. When using a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n router or access point, you will probably see some performance improvements on a mixed network, but the dramatic range and throughput improvements are only possible when both the client device (notebook computers, gaming devices, printers, cameras, etc.) and access points are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n .
- I heard Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n products can cause interference problems with other Wi-Fi networks. Is this true?
In some configurations, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n can interfere with other Wi-Fi networks when these products are trying to achieve the best performance using 40 MHz channels in the 2.4 GHz band. However, all products that are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n that can operate in this mode are required to implement a "good neighbor" protocol that helps ensure interference is not a problem.
- How does a user turn on WMM-Power Save?
If implemented correctly, WMM-Power Save will activate automatically when a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ for WMM-Power Save client device is communicating with a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ for WMM-Power Save access point. There is no action needed from a user.