Wednesday, October 3, 2018

New Wi-Fi Naming Scheme

For years, we've referred to Wi-Fi standards using a complicated naming scheme. The device you're using is likely using the 802.11ac standard. Before that was 802.11n. As you can see, it can be a bit difficult accurately referring to each standard. So for the upcoming release of 802.11ax the Wi-Fi alliance is making a change to the naming scheme used. 802.11ax will be referred to as Wi-Fi 6. 802.11ac will be Wi-Fi 5 and so on. Putting an easy numerical identifier, along with the use of "Wi-Fi" makes it instantly clear what you're referring to. Wi-Fi 6 will be overall much faster than Wi-Fi 5 with some other performance enhancements.

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