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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

Wi-Fi gets quicker with 802.11ax, but buying early might offer few advantages

802.11ax Wi-Fi is faster, but most people should wait to buy into it | PCWorld

802.11ax Wi-Fi is faster, but most people should wait to buy into it | PCWorldhttps://www.pcworld.com/article/3269364/network-router/wi-fi-gets-quicker-with-80211ax-but-buying-early-might-offer-few-advantages.html?idg_eid=412374c121fe539738655f52ae490f8f&email_SHA1_lc=f6d5fe2a378ea202f8af35117edcb06be2465c6d&cid=mw_nlt_mw_daily_html_2018-04-25&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Macworld%20Daily%202018-04-25&utm_term=mw_daily_htmlThe latest Wi-Fi standard makes home networks faster, especially for video streaming. The transition from 802.11ac to 802.11ax promises a modern networking hub that can cope with the burgeoning number and diversity of wireless devices that need access to your broadband connection.

2018 may mark the start of a cord-free life, for real

Wireless charging tech means 2018 will be the start of cord-free life - CNET

Wireless charging tech means 2018 will be the start of cord-free life – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/news/2018-wireless-charging-bluetooth-mean-life-without-cables/?ftag=CAD1acfa04&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756An alignment of technologies and products is helping to pave the way for a life without tangled cables. Today, Wi-Fi’s wireless connections make physical network cables a rarity. But that’s just the beginning. Technological forces are converging to make a lot of other wires in our lives look like relics. 2018 might not be the year when every cord disappears from your house, but it could begin a new big phase of uncluttering.

Wi-Fi in 2018: What will the future look like?

Wi-Fi in 2018: What will the future look like? | TechConnect

Wi-Fi in 2018: What will the future look like? | TechConnecthttps://www.techconnect.com/article/3237146/lan-wan/wi-fi-in-2018-what-will-the-future-look-like.html?idg_eid=412374c121fe539738655f52ae490f8f&email_SHA1_lc=f6d5fe2a378ea202f8af35117edcb06be2465c6d&cid=tcon_nlt_techconnect_daily_2017-12-01While your enterprise Wi-Fi setup might not change beyond recognition in 2018, the next year is still going to bring some shifts. The basic technology should remain largely the same, but the way you manage it could be very different.

Apple releases macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra update

Apple releases macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra update | Macworld

Apple releases macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra update | Macworldhttps://www.macworld.com/article/3235181/macs/apple-releases-macos-10-13-1-high-sierra-update.html?idg_eid=412374c121fe539738655f52ae490f8f&email_SHA1_lc=f6d5fe2a378ea202f8af35117edcb06be2465c6d&cid=mw_nlt_mw_daily_html_2017-10-31&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Macworld%20Daily%202017-10-31&utm_term=mw_daily_htmlIf you’re really into emoji, you need this update. It includes 70 new ones. There’s also a fix for the KRACK Wi-Fi security flaw.

KRACK WPA2 protocol Wi-Fi attack: How it works and who’s at risk

KRACK WPA2 protocol Wi-Fi attack: How it works and who's at risk - TechRepublic

KRACK WPA2 protocol Wi-Fi attack: How it works and who’s at risk – TechRepublichttp://www.techrepublic.com/article/krack-wpa2-protocol-wi-fi-attack-how-it-works-and-whos-at-risk/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27689259515740508250262421970472A vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol used in secured Wi-Fi networks allows hackers to force devices to install arbitrary encryption keys. Here are the details of how the attack works.

iOS 11 is coming today: Best features, how to download and more

iOS 11: Release date, best features, tips and download - CNET

iOS 11: Release date, best features, tips and download – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/how-to/ios-11-best-features-how-to-download-and-more/Downloading iOS 11 should be pretty straightforward. You’ll get a notification letting you know there’s an update available. At that time, you’ll want to be on Wi-Fi and connected to power, so that your phone doesn’t die downloading the large 2.04 GB install file. Some years, it’s taken us a long time to download the new version of iOS, likely because so many people are downloading the new software. Prepare to spend what could be an hour downloading the file and staying connected to power.

What it’s like to ship yourself overnight on Cabin’s sleep pod bus

What it’s like to ship yourself overnight on Cabin’s sleep pod bus | TechCrunch

What it’s like to ship yourself overnight on Cabin’s sleep pod bus | TechCrunchhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/07/22/cabin-sleep-pod-bus-review/A round trip Cabin between Los Angeles and San Francisco costs $230. What you get with Cabin is a sleep pod, bedding, free Wi-Fi, complimentary water, nighttime tea, coffee, earplugs and a melatonin supplement. You can store up to two pieces of luggage under the bus and carry on one small item that can fit inside your pod. Cabin is by no means the cheapest way to travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles. There’s Bolt and MegaBus, which both offer pretty cheap roundtrip tickets for about $50. There’s also, of course, flying, which is the fastest and, depending on how far ahead in advance you buy your tickets, not too expensive.