The Wi-Fi Alliance, which regulates and controls the Wi-Fi standards, announced the newest Wi-Fi 6 certification program. Wi-Fi 6 provides faster connectivity with enhanced tools for high performance. IEEE or Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has developed Wi-Fi 6.
Various technology organizations will soon be unraveling new products and offerings supporting Wi-Fi 6 officially with the likes of Cisco and TP-Link leading the pack. So what really is Wi-Fi 6 from the user’s perspective and how does it differs from the earlier versions? Let’s find out more.
7 Key Points that Make Wi-Fi-6 Different
1. Latest Technologies to Boost Performace
Wi-Fi 6 comes with an array of advanced technologies that facilitate higher speed and better performance with unmatched efficiency.
2. Increased Speed for Crowded Networks
Today, most Wi-fi networks have huge number of devices connected to them. Wi-Fi 6 increases and boost speed in a crowded wireless network.
With Wi-fi 6, Speed is set to increase from 3.6 GBPS to 9.6 GBPS. The new standard provides tools that help it run faster and deliver more substantial data at a time. The higher speed can be noticed distinctively in the overloaded public networks where many people connect at a time.
3. 8 Streams for Better Playback
Wi-Fi 6 is also called AX Wi-Fi or 802.11ax Wi-Fi and provides improvements to the current 802.11ac Wi-Fi Standard. With the latest standard, users can download, stream, and play Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality with eight streams available in Wi-Fi 6. The bandwidth is higher and thus sufficient for multiple users.
4. Higher Speed with 1024 QAM
Wi-Fi 6 uses 1024- QAM and 160 Mhz Channel to make Wi-Fi faster thereby helping to provide seamless VR play and vibrant 4K streaming. It increases overall speed, efficiency, and controls the congestion in the scenarios where there is high usage.
5. Better Coverage in Low Signal Areas
Wi-Fi 6 provides better and widespread coverage in weak signal regions as well. Through the new WI-FI standard, you can enjoy great streaming even in the area where signal strength is less.
The Bandwidth is Higher with 160 MHz that means it is double the previous standard and creates a higher speed connection between the devices and routers.
6. Resolves Issues with Network Conflicts
The New Color technology, which is BSS(Base Service Station) resolves the common problems faced due to conflicts of Wi-Fi. It helps router ignore the neighborhood Wi-Fi networks and give you good signal strength.
7. Low Power Consumption
Wi-Fi 6 is environment-friendly since it comes with the Target Wake Time technology that decreases power consumption. It also makes sure the sleep time of the devices is higher for better battery performance.
Point to Remember
A point to note is that the new standard is an upgrade of the Wi-Fi and Routers and not the service provided by the provider. Thus any slowness in the connection from the service provider can not be rectified by the new Wi-Fi standard.