This report was authored by Mercku and published in June 2020.  This report provides a summary of the history and technology of Wi-Fi communications for wireless Internet access. Factors affecting Wi-Fi performance are discussed, such as building materials. Differences among Wi-Fi generations are explained. The report examines advanced Wi-Fi solutions and the future potential of Wi-Fi.
Key words: Internet of Things (IoT), carrier services, communications, computer/network hardware, mesh networking, connected home, protocols/standards


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