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    , figuerres wrote

    for starters WiFI is a way to connect that uses ETHERNET ... if they removed Ethernet then no local wifi would work.

    Typically this is the case, but WiFi is not actually defined as an interface to Ethernet (IEEE 802.3)

    WiFi is a subset of IEEE 802, which deals with LAN/MAN variable-size packet networks.

    WLAN (as defined by IEEE 802.11) can be used as an interface to multiple types of networks, or just as a standalone WLAN with no Ethernet backbone. e.g. a WLAN in promiscuous mode.