What is Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi 6 is the next generation of standard WiFi technology. Wi-Fi 6 is denoted as “802.ax Wifi”. This Wi-Fi standard improves on the current 802.11ac WiFi. Wi-Fi 6 helps ensure that all of your devices can access your router without any significant drawbacks. So if you have multiple smart home devices, smartphones, and other devices that are utilizing the same Wi-Fi, then a Wi-Fi 6 router may be the way to go.

Wi-Fi 6 routers will provide higher speeds and better coverage for users. To achieve this feat, Wi-Fi utilizes Orthogonal frequency-division access (OFDMA). OFDMA allows simultaneous low-data-rate transmission from several users. Wi-Fi 6 also uses 8×8 uplink/downlink, MU-Mimo, and BSS Color to provide 4 times more capacity for more devices. Wi-Fi 6’s OFDMA is 11% faster than that of Wi-Fi 5. Wi-Fi 6 expands the Wi-Fi band from 80 MHz to 160 MHz. This upgrade allows for a faster network, which in return provides for responsive devices and the minimization of buffering for streaming.

Efficiency is a benefit that Wi-Fi 6 is going to improve. Think of your current connection (Wi-Fi 5) as a delivery center and each delivery truck is delivering packages to their destinations, but could only deliver one package at a time.

However, with OFDMA, each truck can deliver multiple packages to multiple destinations. OFDMA helps with improvement in efficiency for uploads and downloads so that live streamers will enjoy the benefits of Wi-Fi 6.

With the amount of devices that are in the home today and increasing daily, it is essential to note the importance of Wi-Fi 6.

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