802.11ax WiFi Faces Technical Challenges
The emerging wireless standard promises better WiFi, but introduces significant complexity. In the past, IEEE 802.11 standards (g, a, n, ac) delivered WiFi performance improvements out of the box. They focused on progressively increasing the data rate over the wireless link. All it took to take advantage of any new standard was a radio chipset that incorporated the new radio and MAC enhancements. However, the situation is different for the upcoming 802.11ax standard.