Reply to post: New, good - Retrospective, bad

Wi-Fi Alliance ditches 802.11 spec codes for consumer-friendly naming scheme

steelpillow Silver badge

New, good - Retrospective, bad

I'm all for a more easily-undersood system that helps us spot this year's model from last.

But retrospective re-designation is stupid: if I check my current device spec sheet and it is some 802.blah number, how can I relate that to "Wfi 5 or 6?" or, "is "WiFi 4 too risky to keep any more?" type information?

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