Soon we will specify in the technical specifications of devices are Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Wi-Fi 5.
Wi-Fi Alliance has decided to withdraw from the alphanumeric designation of specifications for wireless networks to a more simple and straightforward name. The organization suggested that each generation of Wi-Fi to assign a serial number. Thus, the current specification of 802.11 ac Wi-Fi is called Wi-Fi 5, and specification Wi-Fi 802.11 ax, which will be released next year, will be called Wi-Fi 6.
With regard to the previous standards Wi-Fi 802.11 n will be indicated as Wi-Fi 4, and older versions of b/a/g that do not have wide application, are conventionally referred to as wifi 1 / wifi 2 / Wi-Fi 3.
New system names are supposed to eliminate confusion among users, because now everything is very clear: the higher the Wi-Fi version, the better. In addition, the Wi-Fi Alliance hopes that this system will be used to denote the type of Wi-Fi networks, to allow the user to select from available access points.
The proposed system of the name from the Wi-Fi Alliance is a recommendation but most likely, this variant will come with time all manufacturers. So next year we can expect the announcement of devices that support “Wi-Fi 6”.