Best answer: Wi-Fi 6 is the new designation for what used to be called Wi-Fi 802.11ax. It was changed to alleviate some of the confusion that seemingly random numbers and letters bring. You probably don’t need a new Wi-Fi 6 router unless you have a Galaxy S10, which is the first phone to support the new standard.
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Since it was first introduced in 1997, the Wi-Fi protocol has changed from something that’s slower than floppy disks into the backbone of people’s home networking. It’s done so whilst retaining the same simple Wi-Fi name, which is a win for the protocol’s name recognition around the world.
But the Wi-Fi we have now is dramatically different to the Wi-Fi first certified in the 20th century, and even to what was available five years ago. The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry group that designs and certifies the standard, has worked continuously to roll out new features and improve the protocol beyond all recognition. The next improvement will start appearing in [...]