Posts Tagged ‘IEEE’

WiFi Basics Part 3 – 802.11ac

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Here’s Part 3 of this useful, interesting overview of WiFi standards and history …

Like 802.11n, the IEEE released a draft of the amendment before its final release. These early devices are known as “Wave 1”. Unless you 11ac router is less than a year old, it falls into this category. The final release was in January 2014 and the subsequent equipment known as “Wave 2”. The majority of this article will compare 11ac to 11n because it really is an enhancement of 11n.


WiFi Basics Part 2: Standards and Amendments through 802.11n

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Here’s a quick overview of WiFi basics and WiFi history (and also a link to Part 1.)

Today, WiFi is everywhere: coffee shops, restaurants, retail, hotels, sports venues, etc. We can access it from our laptops, tablets, and smartphones. At home there may be game consoles, smart home devices, and set top boxes. I have several ChromeCast devices. They turn your TV into a wireless network device that you can stream movies from your computer or phone directly to the TV. It is so pervasive in our lifestyle that we don’t give it a second thought.