For most people, their knowledge of Wi-Fi extends about as far as entering the network password from their Internet provider’s router into their iPhone or iPad. In many cases, that’s all anyone should care about, but that all changes when you have to go into making your own Wi-Fi network.
Even the simpler Wi-Fi numbering system doesn’t help explain the technology, speeds, and limitations all that well. This essential guide will explain all you need to know about the names and terminology of Wi-Fi networking.
A Linksys router with four Wi-Fi antennas.