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What is 802.11ax? | The Latest Wireless Standard | By TechQuickie



A quick overview of the features of the latest WiFi standard, 802.11ax.


What is Ethernet (802.3) Standard?


Ethernet 802.3 states that no device has control of data flow in a network and that devices send data packets when network communications become readily available. If a data collision occurs, then data packets are resent until it is successfully transferred.​


Ethernet consists of wired network connections between two or more devices, often in a local area network (LAN). 


What is Wireless 802.11.x?


Wireless 802.11.x is the Wireless standard to how two wireless devices use radio waves to communicate with one another.​

Common Types of Wireless Standards

WiFi 4: 802.11.n - 2009

Wireless Standard with a maximum speed of around 900mbps and capable of dual band wireless both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies.​


WiFi 5: 802.11ac (Common) - 2014

Wireless standard with a maximum speed of around 1300mbps and support for dual band wireless of both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies.​


WiFi 6: 802.11ax (Latest) - 2019

Wireless standard with a maximum speed of around 10-12 gbps and support for dual band wireless of both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies.


Make Use Of has a great article on the the types of wireless standards which can be found here.  

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