Discussion in 'hardware' started by IvoShoen, Aug 27, 2019.
Wi-Fi 6 certification is here to make next-gen speeds a widespread reality
How fast is Wi-Fi 6? Here are our latest speed test results
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.
Public schools upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 to future-proof their networks
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.
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
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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