Wi-Fi 6 Rebrand Brings Clarity, Performance to Wireless Standard
In an effort to educate the general consumer, streamline the process, and create a more powerful standard, the Wi-Fi Alliance is ready to unveil Wi-Fi 6.
Although it is unreleased, Wi-Fi 6 does more than just bring more power to the table. Namely, in its, well, name. Wi-Fi 6 will the successor to the latest standard 802.11ac which should explain why the Wi-Fi Alliance has decided to change the name. It will also retroactively change the other standards - despite older standards generally not being used - in numerical order as follows:
- Wi-Fi 1: 802.11b (1999)
- Wi-Fi 2: 802.11a (1999)
- Wi-Fi 3: 802.11g (2003)
- Wi-Fi 4: 802.11n (2009)
- Wi-Fi 5: 802.11ac (2014)