Home Wi-Fi infrastructure devices typically fall into the category of a multifunction piece of networking equipment, with wireless being only one of many features. Home Wi-Fi clients come in many shapes and sizes, from stationary PCs to digital cameras. The trend today and into the future will be to enable wireless into every device where mobility is prudent.
Wi-Fi devices are often used in home or consumer-type environments in the following manner:
Termination of a broadband connection into a single router which services both wired and wireless clients
Ad-hoc mode for client to client connections
Built into non-computer devices to enable simple wireless connectivity to other devices or the Internet