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Wave 2 Wi-Fi to Boost WiFi Performance

2016-06-30 03:00 by
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The Wi-Fi Alliance has started certifying 802.11ac Wave 2 products. 802.11ac was first approved back in January 2014, resulting in a surge of so-called Wave 1 routers and network adapters.

The new specification will expand 802.11ac to include new features, improving wireless speed and range. It will double the bandwidth per channel, including support for 80 to 160 MHz channels. It is also expected to provide less interference and congestion.

Multi-user Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) feature is also worth mentioning. It lets more users connect to a single network without disturbing either the speed, or the performance of the network. This means that devices supporting the full set of new features are capable of achieving up to three times the speed of devices supporting only original Wi-Fi CERTIFIED AC features.

The first chipsets - from Broadcom, Marvell, MediaTek, Qualcomm, and Quantenna - have already been approved, and should be available in routers in the coming months.

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