Wave 2 Wi‑Fi – Worthwhile Investment or Unnecessary Half‑Step?

Wave 2 Wi‑Fi – Worthwhile Investment or Unnecessary Half‑Step?

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802.11ac Wave 2 is the latest Wi-Fi standard. When its predecessor, the now widely adopted 802.11ac Wave 1, first launched in 2011, it brought a host of advantages for businesses and consumers alike. Improved power management, higher capacity and lower latency provided a higher performance network and made Wave 1 the gold standard it is today.

This article includes the topics:

  • What is Wave 2 Wi-Fi?
  • Should businesses upgrade to Wave 2?
  • Is it worth waiting for 802.11ax?


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Neil Patel, Director European Marketing and Business Development

A highly-regarded voice in the networking industry, Neil Patel has spearheaded D-Link's European Marketing and Business Development for nearly a decade.