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

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

Hands off my data! 15 more default privacy settings you should change on your TV, cellphone plan, LinkedIn and more.

From LinkedIn and Yahoo to TVs and WiFi routers, these are default data privacy settings worth changing - The Washington Post

From LinkedIn and Yahoo to TVs and WiFi routers, these are default data privacy settings worth changing – The Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/06/15/hands-off-my-data-15-more-default-privacy-settings-you-should-change-on-your-tv-cellphone-plan-linkedin-and-more/?utm_term=.d8e5a3bb4925Default privacy settings often aren’t very private. Our tech columnist is back with Round 2 of his clickable guide to improving your privacy on all sorts of devices and online services.

Digital homes • Tech in 2K1

SiliconValley.com has this article on what it’s like inside the extremely wired homes of the rich. Start planning for your future home’s Head End – the control room housing those floor-to-ceiling banks of servers, routers, computers and other requisite gadgets for the ultimate wired home. Aside from the basic distributed audio/video, master control system for heat, lights and security, integrated computer and communications system – some even added a custom “aroma system” that pumps one of six fragrances into selected rooms with a tap on the touch pad. • Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” showed a future that seemed distant enough to give us time to invent it. ZDNet’s eWEEK Labs examines 12 technologies that corporate IT must watch in 2001 in their Tech 2001 article.