WiFi 6: 5 Things You Need to Know Before Deploying

WiFi 6 promises faster speeds, better security, and lower latency for all devices connected to your home network. It also has the potential to improve battery life on mobile devices.

Advantages with Wifi-6

  • Consistent data throughput in crowded areas;

  • increased coverage;

  • increased dependability and fewer disconnections;

  • more frequency spectrum for the Internet of Things and other devices;

  • power savings for wireless devices;

  • improved outdoor performance.


WIFi 6 facts

1. The Basics:


WiFi 6 will bring new features to existing Wi-Fi technology, such as 802.11ax (WiFi 6) and 802.11ay (WiGig). These technologies promise to deliver higher data rates than current standards while maintaining compatibility with older equipment.


2. Security:

There are several security issues associated with WiFi 6. One of the biggest benefits is that it allows for more devices to connect to a network at once. This means that hackers could potentially use multiple devices to attack a network.


3. Speed:

In addition to these security concerns, there are also performance issues. Because of the new technology, WiFi 6 requires more power than previous versions. That means that users will need to make sure that their routers have enough battery life to handle the extra load. And because the new standard uses less bandwidth, it can cause congestion when too many people try to access the same network.


4. Compatibility:

If you’ve been waiting for the next generation of WiFi, here’s what you need to know.

  1. The new standard isn’t compatible with existing equipment. So, if you’re planning to upgrade your router, you’ll need to buy a new one.

  2. The new standard won’t work with any device that supports 802.11n.

  3. The new standard won't support legacy clients like those running Windows XP.

  4. The new standard won't work with any client that's using an old version of the IEEE 802.11 protocol.

  5. The new standard won’t work with any client using the draft version of the standard.



5. Connectivity:

In addition to these limitations, the new standard also has some drawbacks. For instance, the new standard will require more power than previous versions. And, because it uses multiple antennas instead of just one, it will likely cause interference with other devices.



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