Wi-Fi 6: The Next Generation of Wi-Fi Launches Today

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The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced that the certification program for Wi-Fi 6 devices is now available, ushering in a new generation of wireless connectivity and security. Otheriwse known as AX Wi-Fi, 802.11ax boosts speeds from 6.9 Gbps to 9.6 Gbps and offers four times the capacity for more devices.

Advanced capabilities include 160 MHz channels for increased bandwidth and transmit beamforming, which enables higher data rates at a given range. Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 is the first smartphone to be Wi-Fi 6 certified.

In addition to increased speed and capacity, Wi-Fi 6 will support the growing density of connected devices in the home, delivering lower latency, enhanced battery life, and better overall performance. Wi-Fi 6 helps guarantee that users get the most out of these new functionalities in complex environments where they cohabit with legacy devices will require smart management of the whole ecosystem.
 
Is anyone else annoyed that they changed the naming convention from the traditional 802.11 standard?
 
Is anyone else annoyed that they changed the naming convention from the traditional 802.11 standard?
From OSX, to WIndows 10, to AX, it seems too many decision makers in board rooms are hung up on getting to a X. At least OSX was some kind of natural progression though. Can't believe I just gave Apple credit for something, sigh. Branding strikes again. I remember when HD suddenly found it's way to everything from toothpaste to t.v's.
 
From OSX, to WIndows 10, to AX, it seems too many decision makers in board rooms are hung up on getting to a X. At least OSX was some kind of natural progression though. Can't believe I just gave Apple credit for something, sigh. Branding strikes again. I remember when HD suddenly found it's way to everything from toothpaste to t.v's.


Indeed.


The world needs more engineers and scientists and fewer marketers.

The marketers always ruin everything.

IMHO the only value marketing provides to an organization is on the front end, when they do market research and help establish the user requirements, and even then they have to be held on a tight leash so they don't go off the deep end.
 
To be honest, this makes it a lot simpler. You know that WiFi 6 will be better than 5, whereas you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between g, n, ac or ax at a glance.
 
To be honest, this makes it a lot simpler. You know that WiFi 6 will be better than 5, whereas you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between g, n, ac or ax at a glance.

In general if you are familliar with alphabetical order, you could do something similar with the old tech.

B was older than G which was older than N. Then we got to the end of the alphabet and rolled over to two letters and got AC, etc. The only real exceptions there were the old A 5ghz standard...

Thw truth - however - is That wifi is complex technology. There are different frequencies that do better or worse in different circumstances, and it's not necessarily a linear progression

Whenever you simplify things you lose the detail, and the detail is really all that matters.
 
In general if you are familliar with alphabetical order, you could do something similar with the old tech.

B was older than G which was older than N. Then we got to the end of the alphabet and rolled over to two letters and got AC, etc. The only real exceptions there were the old A 5ghz standard...

Thw truth - however - is That wifi is complex technology. There are different frequencies that do better or worse in different circumstances, and it's not necessarily a linear progression

Whenever you simplify things you lose the detail, and the detail is really all that matters.

What are you losing in this case though?
 
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