The Wi-Fi Alliance is now designating Wi-Fi 6 as the latest generation of Wi-Fi. This change was made in order to make IEEE 802.11 wireless computer networking standard names easier for consumers to understand.
The new standards are as follows:
- Wi-Fi 6 = 802.11ax standard support
- Wi-Fi 5 = 802.11ac standard support
- Wi-Fi 4 = 802.11n standard support
Wireless network standards prior to these will still use their current names.