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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the benefit of MU-MIMO?
MU-MIMO is an innovative breakthrough that enables simultaneous communication to multiple devices, improving overall speed and enabling network multitasking.
How can I upgrade my device to use wave 2 features?
Upgrading devices to use wave 2 features is implementation dependent. Some devices can be upgraded through software, but most will require new hardware.
What performance advances are enabled by Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac?
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac enables higher data rates, higher capacity and lower latency. Products implementing the technology behind Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac with wave 2 features are capable of multi-gigabit data rates– nearly triple that of devices implementing only wave 1 features.
What new applications are enabled with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac?
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac handles today’s demanding applications and paves the way for new applications in the future. Certified-ac devices are more robust and offer a greater user experience including:
- Transferring an HD movie to a tablet in under 4 minutes
- Sharing photo albums with friends in seconds
- Streaming three HD quality videos at one time
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac devices also improve wireless performance in the enterprise in the following ways:
- Enhanced user experience for teleconference meetings
- Delivering greater in-office networking coverage – more clients for the same number of APs per office area
- Projecting graphics, video and audio to a large screen in a conference room or auditorium
Are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac devices dual-band?
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac operates in the 5 GHz band, but devices support the 2.4 GHz band by integrating Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n. Dual-band devices switch between the more crowded but popular 2.4 GHz frequency band, to the cleaner 5 GHz frequency band to connect more demanding applications and avoid interference from other devices.
Is Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac interoperable with previous versions of Wi-Fi?
As with all Wi-Fi CERTIFIED devices, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac products are tested to ensure interoperability with legacy Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products. Products must operate in the same frequency band in order to connect.
How does Wi-Fi Alliance help ensure product compatibility and a good user experience for certified products?
Compatibility and quality are achieved through testing of Wi-Fi products. Consumers should always look for the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo to ensure the best user experience possible.
What is WMM?
Wi-Fi Multimedia, represented by the acronym WMM, is related to Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM® programs. These optional certifications provide multimedia enhancements for Wi-Fi networks that improve the user experience for audio, video, and voice applications.