Wi-Fi 6 Will Upgrade Your Workhorse Wireless Network

Discussion in 'hardware' started by IvoShoen, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. IvoShoen

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    I just hope they pay even more attention to extending range. WiFi is so constrained in coverage IMHO.

    That would be a landmark breakthrough even more promising.
     
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    Extending range can be done at the cost of increasing power consumption. Fundamental laws of physics. This would also increase noise, interference and congestion reducing performance and increasing latency and packet loss. Not a good idea.
    There are ways for greater Wifi coverage already by buying another devices. It may be Wi-Fi repeater or another AP configured for Wi-Fi roaming.
     
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    Don't buy any WiFi 6 router for now. According to Oct 2019 test done below there are still some features not enabled. These features will be enabled with later firmware updates

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    Even after almost a year after the first products started shipping, Wi-Fi 6 remains very much a work in progress. Key features (OFDMA, AX MU-MIMO, Target Wake Time (TWT)) are still not enabled by most products and, if these tests are any indication, you're unlikely to see performance gains in from 5 GHz.

    If you have AX devices and feel you must upgrade right now, spend as little as possible. Until OFDMA is enabled and we see whether that helps bring more bandwidth to busy WLANs and reduce latency, there's no sense in making a large investment that may not pay off.

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    https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wir...rformance-roundup-five-routers-tested?start=3
     
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    Faster Wi-Fi 6 will be called Wi-Fi 6E, if 6GHz spectrum is available
    January 3, 2020
    https://venturebeat.com/2020/01/03/...alled-wi-fi-6e-if-6ghz-spectrum-is-available/
    Wi-Fi Alliance: Wi-Fi Alliance® brings Wi-Fi 6 into 6 GHz
     
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    Wi-Fi 6 is finally here
    Faster Wi-Fi is in laptops and routers you might actually buy
    January 11, 2020

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/11/21060167/wifi-6-ces-2020-mesh-routers-laptops-6e-5g
     
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    Broadcom Announces First Wi-Fi 6E Chip for Mobile Devices
    February 13, 2020
    https://www.cdrinfo.com/d7/content/broadcom-announces-first-wi-fi-6e-chip-mobile-devices
    Broadcom Announces Industry’s Most Comprehensive Portfolio of Wi-Fi 6E Access Point Solutions for 6 GHz WLAN
     
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