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New WiFi Standard 802.11ac Perks

 

New Wifi standards means faster Internet wirelessly.

New Wifi standards means faster Internet wirelessly.

Newest WiFi Technology

802.11ac is raising the bar when it come to WiFi, by making it better in range, speed, and reliability. This is to answer the demands for more data, more devices, and more users. There was a 78% jump in sales for tablets in one year, and users for smartphones hit one billion, and traffic on the internet was used for video content for more than half of the usage. More people than ever are using wireless technology and freeing themselves from using a device that is wired to one spot. This is where the new WiFi standard 802.11ac comes in to play. Days of signals not being strong for your WiFi are gone.

Latest WiFi Standards

The latest in standards for wireless technology in the 802.11 family, is ac. This being WiFi’s fifth generation, coming after the 802.11n standard, has a tremendous leap with six times more power efficiency and speed of three times faster at 2.4 GHz and the lesser-used 5 GHz. This is on top of the great increase in the reliability, with the increase in bandwidth of four times than its forerunner, with channels that use 160 MHz. This is a needed factor for enabling the bandwidth that is used for the voice applications, and the mobile video that is intensive today. The 802.11ac also provides the transfer of data more efficiently, which extends the life of the battery. The standard can also manage content transmitting, that is heavy in its data, for more devices. The video that is in high-definition included, which is great for the majority of the consumers in today’s market.

The standard 802.11ac operates in the 5 GHz band.  This protocol gives smaller amount of dead spots, data rates are faster, more capacity of up to eight times, and the coverage is broader. The 802.11n, only had a band of 2.4 GHz. This gave them fourteen channels, and because of issues with interference, only three are used in the area of North America. Compare that to the 802.11ac with twenty-four channels, that do not overlap, and each with the capability of being used in a system that is single wireless. With the speed as fast as it is, the devices leave the channel quicker, thus leaving room for the other devices to receive data and transmit it.

A piece of good news for people is the backwards and forward capability. The number of devices already operating on WiFi is huge, this is a benefit that they will be able to connect to any of the 802.11 protocols. With all the improvements with the functioning and performance, this will have several benefits for businesses, consumers, and the service providers alike. Learn how to set up a basic wi-fi connection at home.

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