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Google defends its use of Wi-Fi 5 in Nest Wifi

Google defends its use of Wi-Fi 5 in Nest Wifi

Google decided to save a few bucks and skip the Wi-Fi 6 for now. But only a few.
Why Google balked at Wi-Fi 6 for its Nest Wifi devices

Why Google balked at Wi-Fi 6 for its Nest Wifi devices

Wi-Fi 6 is the latest and greatest wireless networking standard for homes, offices, and elsewhere. Here's why Google is sticking with Wi-Fi 5 for now.

TP-Link's $70 WiFi 6 router is destined for Walmart

The speedier WiFi 6 standard is barely a year old, but it's already becoming easy to find low-cost routers that support it. TP-Link is introducing two Walmart-bound WiFi 6 routers, the Archer AX1500
Wi-Fi 6 Officially Launches Today, With Up to 3x the Performance of 802.11ac

Wi-Fi 6 Officially Launches Today, With Up to 3x the Performance of 802.11ac

The new Wi-Fi 6 program is officially ready for device certification. The Galaxy Note 10 and S10, plus Apple's entire new iPhone family, are all already certified. The post Wi-Fi 6 Officially

Wi-Fi 6 makes iPhone 11 faster than ever

An overlooked feature of the iPhone 11 series is Wi-Fi 6, a faster version of this nearly ubiquitous short-range wireless-networking standard. And it’s not just about speed. This update is expected to

ASUS' latest WiFi 6 router looks appallingly normal

When you look up WiFi 6 routers, you tend to end up with a bunch of nightmare-inducing designs that resemble gigantic dead spiders. Luckily, brands like Netgear and TP-Link have shown that such
Killer Networks Launches AX1650: Wi-Fi 6, Intel Silicon

Killer Networks Launches AX1650: Wi-Fi 6, Intel Silicon

Killer Networks has announced its next-generation wireless solution, based on Intel's AX200 with support for Wi-Fi 6. The post Killer Networks Launches AX1650: Wi-Fi 6, Intel Silicon appeared first
What is Wi-Fi 6? Here’s everything you need to know

What is Wi-Fi 6? Here’s everything you need to know

We're exploring the new naming convention for wireless standards, how it affects the devices you buy, and what the upcoming Wi-Fi generation is changing for the better.

TP-Link's newest WiFi 6 routers include its first mesh-ready model

TP-Link is ready to come out swinging now that the high-speed WiFi 6 standard is here in earnest. The company is expanding on its recent introduction of two high-end routers (the Archer AX11000 and
AT&T Unveils 5G Hotspot, Monthly Plan at Eye-Watering Prices

AT&T Unveils 5G Hotspot, Monthly Plan at Eye-Watering Prices

AT&T's first 5G service has arrived, but we'd scarcely call it affordable. The post AT&T Unveils 5G Hotspot, Monthly Plan at Eye-Watering Prices appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Downloading the newest Wi-Fi protocols: 802.11ax and 802.11ay explained

Downloading the newest Wi-Fi protocols: 802.11ax and 802.11ay explained

Wi-Fi protocols are more confusing than ever, so here's the TL;DR.

Netgear's first WiFi 6 routers look like stealth fighters

Netgear is very clearly determined to maintain its reputation for outlandishly styled, high-performance WiFi routers. The company has unveiled its first routers using the WiFi 6 (aka 802.11ax)
The Next Wi-Fi Version Will Be Wi-Fi 6

The Next Wi-Fi Version Will Be Wi-Fi 6

The next version of Wi-Fi is skipping the 802.11x labels in favor of something simpler -- Wi-Fi 6. The post The Next Wi-Fi Version Will Be Wi-Fi 6 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Wi-Fi Alliance rolls out simplified naming scheme with Wi-Fi 6 (AKA 802.11ax)

Wi-Fi Alliance rolls out simplified naming scheme with Wi-Fi 6 (AKA 802.11ax)

The Wi-Fi Alliance thinks that all that 802.whatever business was becoming too complicated, so get ready for a simpler naming scheme for your favorite wireless standards. For now on, the upcoming
Wi-Fi Alliance rebrands 802.11ac as Wi-Fi 5, picks 802.11ax as Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi Alliance rebrands 802.11ac as Wi-Fi 5, picks 802.11ax as Wi-Fi 6

The Wi-Fi Alliance today announced a significant rebranding of the “802.11” Wi-Fi standards that have long served as a source of potential confusion for users: Going forward, the current 802.11ac

The next generation of wireless networking will be called WiFi 6

Not all WiFi is created equal, and determining which generation of WiFi technology your devices use can be pretty complicated. Did you know that 802.11n predates 802.11ac, for example? For those that
Even in the 5G era, Wi-Fi will matter — but it needs to get faster

Even in the 5G era, Wi-Fi will matter — but it needs to get faster

ANALYSIS: When your phone is faster than your cable modem, why bother with the modem -- or a Wi-Fi network? The answer: You're still going to need data service for your TVs, computers, and "smart
Qualcomm-based home gateways could give you 4 times faster Wi-Fi speeds

Qualcomm-based home gateways could give you 4 times faster Wi-Fi speeds

Qualcomm, KDDI, and NEC are announcing a new wireless networking home gateway based on the 802.11ax networking protocol, which is designed to deliver four times higher wireless networking performance.