Reply to post: Re: I hope they don't let manufacturers "spice up" the names

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

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Re: I hope they don't let manufacturers "spice up" the names

Oh, they'll do it. A new naming convention that has essentially no relation to a technical standard? Brace for "Wi-Fi 6+", "Wi-Fi 6 MAX", and the inevitable "Wi-Fi 8-ready", "Wi-Fi 8-compatible", etc.

Reminds me of the time an over-zealous marketing writer decided to "bump up" the spec on one of our products from IP66 to IP67 and I had to explain that no, that doesn't mean that it's 1.5% more weather resistant.

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