Why Wi-Fi 6 is going to make people care about good Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 6 release date, new features

Since it was first introduced in 1997, the Wi-Fi protocol has changed from something that's slower than floppy disks into the backbone of people's home networking. It's done so whilst retaining the same simple Wi-Fi name, which is a win for the protocol's name recognition around the world.

But the Wi-Fi we have now is dramatically different to the Wi-Fi first certified in the 20th century, and even to what was available five years ago. The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry group that designs and certifies the standard, has worked continuously to roll out new features and improve the protocol beyond all recognition. The next improvement will start appearing in the real world next year, and while it brings all the usual speed and bandwidth improvements, the biggest change is going to be the name.

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