Wi-Fi Gets Version Numbers

Wi-Fi now has version numbers, and Wi-Fi 6 comes out next year (The Verge)

In the past, Wi-Fi versions were identified by a letter or a pair of letters that referred to a wireless standard. The current version is 802.11ac, but before that, we had 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11a, and 802.11b. It was not comprehensible, so the Wi-Fi Alliance — the group that stewards the implementation of Wi-Fi — is changing it.

 

All of those convoluted codenames are being changed. So instead of the current Wi-Fi being called 802.11ac, it’ll be called Wi-Fi 5 (because it’s the fifth version).

I would have prefered dated versioning. I think that version year makes it contextly clearer whether a WI-Fi system needs replacing or not. If I see "Wi-Fi Version 5", I may not know if that is the most current version of several years old. But when I talk about my 2006 Honda Accord, it is…

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Tech companies suck

I am having a tough time dealing with technology companies this month.  First, it was Verizon DSL.  A few weeks earlier I had called them up and upgraded to their faster DSL offering; 3MB/s for $32.95.  I received an email confirming that I had-been upgraded to the faster speed.  Each day I for a couple…

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