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Wi-Fi 6 comes out next year

Ever seen those complicated numerals cum alphabets on your router and wondered what it meant? Like for example numbers like 802. 11ac or with other alphabets like a/ b/ g/n?  Well they’re not just gibberish but the Wi-Fi that the router supports. Now instead of getting confused, The Wi-Fi alliance, that is the people in charge of such Wi- Fi related stuff, have now come up with an easier way out from all that complicated numbers. To do away with such complication, the Wi-Fi alliance has come up with Wi-Fi 5, that is the current version by the way, instead of 802. 11ac. See isn’t that simpler?

Wi-Fi Just got Simpler and the coming of the New Wi-Fi 6

The later the version the bigger the number. It’s a no brainer. So the 5th version will be better than the 4th and so on. But besides this, a new Wi-Fi is all set to release- Wi-Fi 6. Wi-Fi 6 is all set to come out by December not of this year but the next, thatis 2019. Wi-Fi 6 is all set to bring in some new and much needed changes when it comes to speed and handling number of devices per router.

But First a Little Background on Wi-Fi:

At first the Wi-Fi alliance had names for the type of Wi-Fi beginning with numbers and ending with alphabets.  For example, as mentioned earlier the current version was known as 802. 11ac. But all that is now a thing of the past as the Wi-Fi alliance has now come up with a better way of handling things. So now you have versions of Wi-Fi instead of complicated numbering. Making things a lot more simpler if you ask me.

This means that instead of wondering which complicated numbering means better Wi-Fi, you just have to look at the version of Wi-Fi that you want to connect to. If you choose Wi-Fi 5, you won’t have to worry that your earlier devices won’t be able to connect to the Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi 5 supports older devices as well, which goes for any other version of Wi-Fi as well.

Besides the name change, the Wi-Fi alliance also hopes to see the new naming being used with all products. So if you go to connect with a Wi-Fi you will be able to see what version it belongs to.

Wi-Fi 6 on the Way:

With Wi-Fi 6 there will be newer and much more improved performance when it comes to network speeds and dealing with the diverse needs of devices. Wi-Fi 6 will apparently be more accommodating of the diverse needs of various gadgets like tablets, laptops, mobiles and other IoT devices.

Although you will get the most from Wi-Fi 6 supporting routers and devices, Wi-Fi 6 will work with other older devices as well.

Wi-Fi 6 also comes with all new equipment and what I mean by that is that the new Wi-Fi 6 uses Multi User and Multiple Input, Multiple Output  transmissions or better known as MU- MIMO transmissions. Besides this Wi-Fi 6 also doubles the bandwith from 4 to 8 streams.

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