Based on the IEEE 802.11n standard, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ n operates in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands and provides good coverage across home and office for everyday functions that do not require extensive amounts of bandwidth such as internet searching and managing smart home products such as smart thermostats and connected lighting. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n devices belong to the Wi-Fi 4 generation and have become a key enabler of smart living applications. Many of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices available now, from wearables to televisions, run on Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n.

Key benefits of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n technology:

  • Plenty of throughput for applications such as music, and casual gaming
  • Longer reach than other wireless technologies
  • Support for many client devices without sacrificing signal strength
  • Trusted, reliable connectivity for over a decade

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n products work with other versions of Wi-Fi, including Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™, and utilize reliable security protection offered by the Wi-Fi Protected Access® family of technologies.

Enhanced power efficiency

With the IoT era in full swing and the era of hyper connectivity imminent, smaller devices are connecting to each other and to the internet. These devices require long battery life.
Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced power saving features that enable devices to benefit from native connectivity to Wi-Fi networks and the internet without concern for power consumption. Wi-Fi power saving features bring longer sleep periods and reduce the need for devices to communicate with infrastructure too frequently. These features can add significant power saving in Wi-Fi enabled devices used in numerous market segments including smart home, smart city, industrial, and healthcare.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products protected by security?

    As of July 1, 2020, all new Wi-Fi CERTIFIED devices require WPA3. The only way to be sure that a product meets the latest security standards is to purchase only Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products.

  • How does Wi-Fi Alliance help ensure product compatibility and a good user experience for certified products?

    Compatibility and quality are achieved through testing of Wi-Fi products. Consumers should always look for the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo to ensure the best user experience possible.

  • What is WMM?

    Wi-Fi Multimedia, represented by the acronym WMM, is related to Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM® programs. These optional certifications provide multimedia enhancements for Wi-Fi networks that improve the user experience for audio, video, and voice applications.