What Is Wi-Fi 6? New Wi-Fi Names Explained - PCMag Asia

What Is Wi-Fi 6? New Wi-Fi Names Explained – PCMag Asiahttps://sea.pcmag.com/news/29763/what-is-wi-fi-6-new-wi-fi-names-explainedThe Wi-Fi Alliance is renaming its Wi-Fi versions. Here’s why 802.11n, ac, and ax are becoming Wi-Fi 4, 5, and 6 and what you’ll see on routers and devices going forward.

 

Old Name
New Name
Introduced
Max. Speed
Bands
802.11b
"Wi-Fi 1" (unofficial)
1999
11Mbps
2.4GHz
802.11a
"Wi-Fi 2" (unofficial)
1999
54Mbps
5GHz
802.11g
"Wi-Fi 3" (unofficial)
2003
54Mbps
2.4GHz
802.11n
Wi-Fi 4
2009
600Mbps
2.4GHz and 5GHz
802.11ac
Wi-Fi 5
2013
3.46Gbps
5GHz
802.11ax
Wi-Fi 6
2018/2019
10.53Gbps
2.4GHz and 5GHz