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    802.11ad, or more commonly known as WiGig, is a short range wireless data transfer protocol designed for multi-gigabit connectivity. 802.11ad is theoretically capable of up to 7Gbps, which is about twice as fast as the theoretical maximum of 802.11ac Wave 2 however, its effective range is only about 30 feet.

    Unlike 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ac wave 2, 802.11ad operates on the 57-66GHz frequencies, more commonly known as the 60GHz band. Due to the way radio waves work,¬†higher frequency bands lack the wall penetration capabilities of lower frequency bands, but because there’s less interference in higher frequency bands, a wider amount of frequency can be used to transmit data allowing for greater throughput.