Description: Walls and floors can seriously limit the range of your wireless network, but the WiFi Alliance thinks they’ve come up with a fix. Their new 802.11ah standard aims to deliver superior penetration and power savings to boot.
Date: January 6, 2016
According to the WiFi Alliance, 802.11ah will also achieve nearly double the range of current standards. There’s another bonus, too. Because the signal doesn’t degrade as much when it passes through objects, devices don’t consume as much power while sending and receiving data.
Questions for discussion:
1. For what types of applications could this improved technology be most beneficial for?
2. What kind of new technologies or applications would having a stronger wifi signal give way for?