Within a span of just two decades, Wi-Fi has progressed from an expensive luxury to a technology that most of us can’t live without. We likely all use it in our daily lives as the central wireless technology that connects various household gadgets to the internet. As unchanging as the technology may seem, though, it has actually seen numerous under-the-hood tweaks over the years.
Somewhat surprisingly, not every successive Wi-Fi revision has focused on improving speed and range. Instead, many are designed with specific use-cases in mind. Some have even sacrificed speed or range in favor of the other.