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What Is Wi-Fi Halow, And Do I Need It?
How-To Geek, Thursday, February 8th, 2024
Wi-Fi HaLow is a wireless technology based on the IEEE 802.11ah protocol, offering long signal range and low power consumption for IoT devices. Unlike traditional Wi-Fi protocols, Wi-Fi HaLow operates on sub-1GHz frequencies.

Although Wi-Fi 7, being the newest and fastest Wi-Fi, is getting all the attention, an emerging wireless technology called Wi-Fi HaLow is quietly poised to transform the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape. Here's everything you need to know about Wi-Fi HaLow.

What Is Wi-Fi HaLow?

Wi-Fi HaLow is a wireless technology specification that is based on the IEEE 802.11ah protocol. It was first introduced in 2016 and runs on sub-1GHz frequencies, unlike the traditional Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E, and Wi-Fi 7 protocols, which use 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz frequencies.

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