The Wi-Fi Coalition has finally decided to start the proper enrollment for its various editions. The organization named the next-generation Wi-Fi technology as Wi-Fi 6. Those devices that support Wi-Fi 6 will be called “Wi-Fi Certified 6” from 2019.
Unaware of those, the Wi-Fi Alliance ais a worldwide network of companies that provide Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi authentication ensures that devices for interoperability, backward compatibility, and internet security are tested.
Wi-Fi 6 technology is for devices that support 802.11ax technology. With the new naming perspective, the purpose of the Wi-Fi Alliance is to make it easy for users to understand the differences in Wi-Fi technologies and also know which device supports the Wi-Fi version.
Wi-Fi 6 is for identifying devices that support 802.11ax technology whereas Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac will identify devices supporting technology. On the other hand, Wi-Fi 4 to identify devices that support 802.11 N-tech. There is a better experience in Wi-Fi 6 to solve the needs of devices and applications in a range of consumer and enterprise environments.
“For nearly two decades, Wi-Fi users have to solve technical naming conventions to determine whether their devices support the latest Wi-Fi or not. To present Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi 6 Is excited, and offers a new naming scheme to help the industry and Wi-Fi users easily understand the Wi-Fi generation supported by their device or connection, “Edgar F Geroa, president and CEO of the Alliance Wi-Fi.
In addition to describing the capabilities of the device, device makers or OS vendors may include generation terminology in user interface (UI) views to indicate the current type of Wi-Fi connection. UI will adjust as a device move between visual Wi-Fi networks so that users have real time awareness about their device connections.