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Topic: Wi-Fi Alliance

Wi-Fi spec naming getting simplified with new numbering scheme

10/03/2018, 09:10 am

The Wi-Fi Alliance is rebranding the terms used to identify different types of Wi-Fi connection in a bid to simplify the naming system for the general public, with 802.11ac being retroactively renamed "Wi-Fi 5" and the next-generation 802.11ax technology arriving next year as the more easily understood "Wi-Fi 6."

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WPA3 will improve your Wi-Fi security, if your router supports it

06/26/2018, 08:06 am

The Wi-Fi Alliance has started to certify wireless devices for WPA3, a new security protocol replacing the aging WPA2, with it boasting enhanced authentication and encryption measures to protect both consumer and enterprise networks from unauthorized access.

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'EasyMesh' standard could simplify Wi-Fi mesh networks, allow interoperability

05/14/2018, 10:05 am

A newly-introduced Wi-Fi standard, EasyMesh, could potentially simplify the growing mesh router market and let people mix and match satellite units from different makers.

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WiGig gets official certification, promises speeds up to 8Gbps

10/25/2016, 01:10 pm

The Wi-Fi Alliance has officially certified WiGig, also known as 802.11ad, which could drastically improve the speed of transfers over local Wi-Fi networks and better support gigabit-speed internet connections.

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Wi-Fi Alliance vets 802.11ah 'HaLow' standard with almost double current range

01/04/2016, 09:01 am

A new Wi-Fi standard -- officially dubbed 802.11ah "HaLow" by the Wi-Fi Alliance -- could potentially improve the practicality of home automation platforms, including Apple's HomeKit.

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