Infographic: The evolution of Wi-Fi

By on September 17, 2013, 5:45 PM

Did you know other names considered for "Wi-Fi" included FlankSpeed and DragonFly? Another curious fact: there are an estimated 10 billion wireless devices in use -- outnumbering the world’s population of 7 billion. D-Link has created an infographic filled with interesting facts about wireless technology. Coming from a company widely known for creating networking gear, it just seems fitting.

Among other highlights in the graph below: a wireless tech timeline, the future of Wi-Fi, and a visual breakdown of the latest WiFi standard, 802.11ac.




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1 person liked this | tonylukac said:

I don't think this is really relevant because my internet connection is 3 meg and that is the bottleneck. It may actually get slower next year if the deals run out. Where do people have inexpensive internet that benefits from this?

1 person liked this | Guest said:

Every country besides America is my guess. Our internet infrastructure and ISPs suck.

Guest said:

What about home networking. Sending hd video or audio around the house. Would your isp speed affect a private home network?

Guest said:

No, your home network is completely separate from your ISP.

As stated above, the only affect your ISP gives is your internet access and associated speed, so if you have a slow speed (I.e. 3 meg) this will be the bottleneck. If you are running fibre you will likely still have a bottleneck from the ISP, it's just pretty much un-noticeable!

avoidz avoidz said:

What are the health side effects of all these wireless signals?

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