WiFi Standards Now Have Numbers

WiFi Standards Now Have Numbers

When speaking about the standards of WiFi, people use such words as “802.11ac”, “802.11n”, “802.11g”, etc. However, only specialists understand this and most of the people don’t get the difference between these standards.

The WiFi Alliance trade group decided to make things clearer for usual customers and give the numbers to specific WiFi versions. Now, when you speak about different versions of this protocol, you will just say “WiFi 5” or use another number according to the version.

Customers will not need to read specifications and big manuals to understand what standard is better. They will see only the number that shows how old the WiFi version is and how secure and fast it can be. The bigger this number is, the better quality it has.

This process can take some time and many users may have problems when using both of these naming standards. However, it will simplify the choice of home WiFi routers and other devices that use this protocol. You will not need to remember what is IEEE 802.11 and how it is connected with IEEE 1394 and IEEE 802.3, as with many other specifications. This idea can also boost the development of newer and more powerful versions of WiFi.