Wi-Fi that works has become as expected as power being available from your wall outlet. Utilities are expected to simply work. The evolution of Wi-Fi has brought reasonably solid performance and simplicity to the home network but each step has only brought nominal improvements.
Now bring on Wi-Fi 6! Not only does this new standard eliminate references such as "802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11ac or 802.11ax" but now simply adds a single evolution number.
Here are the early years of Wi-Fi vs. the new Wi-Fi naming standard:
802.11b — Wi-Fi 1 (1999)
802.11a — Wi-Fi 2 (1999)
802.11g — Wi-Fi 3 (2003)
802.11n — Wi-Fi 4 (2009)
802.11ac — Wi-Fi 5 (2014)
The previous Wi-Fi naming was more complicated and cumbersome. Furthermore, ordinary consumers did not understand it well. After changing to numbers, the name is simple, unified, and highly user-identifiable.
How does this help the typical home owner's network and family members? When an existing pre-Wi-Fi-6 router is replaced with a router such as the AmpliFi Alien Router (now available on our store with Professional Installation for just $99!) the Wi-Fi Coverage is expanded by up to 2x, Network Capacity increased up to 4x, and speeds and responsiveness are dramatically improved offering throughput comparable to hard wired connections*!
AmpliFi Alien is optimized to provide your home network with the highest possible performance regardless of how many client devices are connected simultaneously. Utilizing MU-MIMO and OFDMA for communication across twelve Wi-Fi 6 spatial streams, Alien eliminates dead spots and increases total home network capacity by four times. Alien also offers a separate 5 GHz radio with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) speeds which you can dedicate to performance-critical devices and avoid competing for bandwidth with other devices on your home network.
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*In order to take full advantage of the Wi-Fi6 Technology, the device (mobile phone, laptop, workstation, gaming station, etc.) must include this latest technology. Legacy devices will still experience enhanced Wi-Fi performance but not the full experience.