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Forget 802.11ac and meet Wi-Fi 5 as wireless standards get easier to understand

2 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Changes are afoot to make the names of Wi-Fi standards like 802.11ac easier to understand by simplifying them to a plain single number. To that end, 802.11ac - which is used by the majority of contemporary routers - will be renamed just Wi-Fi 5, and the preceding generation 802.11n tech will be called Wi-Fi 4, as you could probably guess. The incoming 802.11ax next-gen Wi-Fi will be - wait for it - yes, Wi-Fi 6. This is much more comprehensible for the average consumer to grasp - a simple generational label much along the lines of mobile networks being 3G, 4G and the incoming 5G. This move...
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Wi-Fi finally swaps those fiddly letter codes for numbers; Wi-Fi 6 on the way

Wi-Fi finally swaps those fiddly letter codes for numbers; Wi-Fi 6 on the way

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Checking whether a device supports the latest Wi-Fi standards has always involved remembering some rather obscure letter codes: a, b, g, n and ac. But that's now all set to change...
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Wi-Fi Alliance rebrands 802.11ac as Wi-Fi 5, picks 802.11ax as Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi Alliance rebrands 802.11ac as Wi-Fi 5, picks 802.11ax as Wi-Fi 6

2 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

The Wi-Fi Alliance today announced a significant rebranding of the “802.11” Wi-Fi standards that have long served as a source of potential confusion for users: Going forward, the current 802.11ac standard will be known as Wi-Fi 5, while its successor 802.11ax will be known as Wi-Fi 6, establishing a generational terminology that -...
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