Wi-Fi Alliance Simplifies Wi-Fi Naming Scheme With Upcoming 'Wi-Fi 6' Release

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@macrumors—The Wi-Fi Alliance, dedicated to developing new wireless networking standards, is planning to make Wi-Fi naming simpler with the upcoming launch of the newest Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ax. 802.11ax will be known as "Wi-Fi 6," making it easier for Wi-Fi users to understand the difference between 802.11ax, 802.11ac, and 802.11n. With the launch of Wi-Fi 6, 802.11ac will be known as "Wi-Fi 5," while 802.11n will be known as "Wi-Fi 4.""For nearly two decades, Wi-Fi users have had to sort through...

Wi-Fi Alliance simplifies wireless naming system. The Wi-Fi Alliance, the non-profit organization that promotes Wi-Fi technology, has introduced a new naming system that’ll make it easier for consumers to identify Wi-Fi generations.