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The Wi-fi network has moved to the sixth generation, which does not reflect its age (much older). But it demonstrates the release number: wi-fi was officially launched in the sixth version this week. So what does that mean to you? Well, if you’re like me — that is, you spend a lot of time at home using the Internet — it’s excellent news because this new version of wi-fi pledges to be faster, stronger, and better than the wireless technology currently in use.
First, could you look at this specific technology? Most of us may have not heard of wi-fi versions 4,3,2,1 or 5. so, where did this wi-fi suddenly come from?
In technical terms, wi-fi is a name we use to describe a set of wireless network protocols based on IEEE 802.11 standards. These standards have been found in different forms for over two centuries and date back to the 1880s.
Since then, about 15 evolutionary repetitions have led us to the sixth-edition wi-fi network, which has just become official. Although most of these improvements were coming in turn (gradually), wi-fi 6 — also known as IEEE 802.11ax — is not just a gradual improvement.
Like most of his considered ancestors (802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11 ac), the 802.11ac standard represents a turning point for these generations in the world of technology: it is a critical standard that device makers will support for years to work in new smartphones, tablets, computers, smart home devices and, of course, wireless routers.
If you’ve been using wi-fi for a while, you might remember some previous generations of IEEE 802.11, such as 802.11g and 802.11n, which preceded the 802.11ac standard that most of us currently use.
Navigate Between These wi-fi Versions
every time we navigate between these wi-fi versions. We see a significant boost in things like connection speeds and signal power and new wireless features entering the arena.
For example, the last jump from 802.11n to 802.11ac has changed the course of play for me: it was the first time I got a solid wireless signal in my entire house from a single router.
Similarly, performance improvements from the 802.11g standard to the 802.11n standard were immediately outstanding, with an apparent increase in connection speeds.
Since the names of the different 802.11 standards are always challenging to pronounce, WI-FI Alliance, the trade organization that monitors and advertises wi-fi technology, has announced a new label.
Officially Launching A New wi-fi Network
The fastest you need to know wi-fi has moved to 6th generation wireless network protocols
The previous standard of 802.11n will be known as WI-FI 4. And the current standard 802.11ac will be called WI-FI 5. The next-generation standard, 802.11ax, which has just become official, will be WI-FI 6.
Well, what’s so special about WI-FI 6 technically? First, the transition to wi-fi six from wi-fi five will significantly increase data transfer rates, with theoretical download speeds of more than 9.6 Gigabytes per second (Gigabyte = 1 billion bits) compared to 6.9 Gigabytes per second in wi-fi 5.
Of course, these speeds are theoretical top speeds that you won’t find in the actual use of data. But improving the 802.11ax (wi-fi 6) speed should be clear.
How Can Wi-Fi Network 6 Secure Connectivity For More Devices?
We can also look forward to another aspect of how wi-fi six can secure connectivity for more devices. With access technologies that include multi-access perpendicular frequency division Orthogonal.
Frequency Division Multiple Access OFDMA and multiple user technology with various entrances and exits (MU-MIMO), helping this standard secure wireless connectivity up to four times the number of devices connected to a single network.
It all sounds great, but when will this technology become available?
Since the wi-fi six license is officially only available to production plants from the beginning of this week. We don’t have to wait long.
New devices such as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 and Apple iPhone 11 support wi-fi 6. Upcoming Google Pixel 4 devices, new mobile devices, tablets, and other new devices are schedule for release shortly.
To see other wi-fi features. You’ll also need a wireless network router that supports the 802.11ax standard, which will soon become standard technology except for budget models (which will also eventually become familiar).
this means that it will take months, perhaps years before the 802.11ax features become widely available and enjoyed by most of us. Based on your decision to update your devices to another that supports the new standard.
When you do this, your Internet will be faster (as well as based on your communication limits). And it will be easier to run more devices more reliably around your home or apartment.