Wifi 6, also called 802.11ax, is the latest version of well, wifi! Wifi kicked off in 1997 and this newest enhancement has the best speed, performance and security compare to prior versions. Launched in 2019, it’s slowly being taken up by consumers.
This update to the typical wireless technology that we've seen to date, will support even faster wifi speeds and the ability to handle multiple simultaneous connections more efficiently. It will also draw less power from your wifi devices, so your phone, laptop and tablet will last a bit longer between charges and your power bill will keep at bay with less charging of all your devices.
If you’re suffering from buffering, frozen faces on Zoom or just over the snail pace that is your internet then upgrading your router can fix it all. If you feel the need for speed, Wifi 6 technology has you covered. Imagine a buffer-free life, downloading content quicker than ever before and no matter how packed the house is, your streaming remains uninterrupted. It’s reliable, it’s fast and it’s the best thing on the market.
1: WiFi 6 provides the best level of performance in busy households
As homes get smarter, with more devices demanding reliable internet to enjoy what the interenet has to offer, WiFi 6 technology uses orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), a key feature but in simple terms, it increases overall network efficiency to allow several devices with various bandwidth requirements to connect to your WiFi.
2: WiFi 6 provides the fastest real-world speeds and range
In WiFi technology, each frequency band (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) is made of component streams. It is on these streams that our WiFi data travels. WiFi 6 carry the highest number of streams, thus allowing for gigabit WiFi speeds. WiFi 6 increases the number of streams to a new high of 12 across the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, whereas WiFi 5 has a limit of 8 in a dual band configuration.
This increase of streams provides higher connection speed.
3: WiFi 6 is designed for the Smart Home
WiFi connected devices in the average home are growing, it use to be one computer per house now we each have phones, laptops, tablets, smart tvs – the list goes on. Households now are rammed with devices needing a sturdy connection. WiFi 6 has been designed to be able to handle an increase in devices without negatively impacting your WiFi speeds.
4: WiFi 6 routers are ideal for 4K/8K UHD streaming
If your streaming or watching a 4K or 8K resolution content, it requires a consistent high-speed connection to provide you with the quality you’ve paid for. In households with multiple users, streaming high-definition video puts an even greater load on the network. With a combination of ultra-fast processors, increased memory and the increased number of radio streams, WiFi 6 routers are up to the task of streaming multiple high-definition video sessions without stuttering, buffering or other annoying hiccups you will see with older WiFi technology.
5: WiFi 6 Broadband Plans are available now
If you think Wifi 6 is the next step for you, then do some more research to get the right modem, provider and plan to support you.