The Wi-Fi Alliance lists the main benefits of Wi-Fi 6.
Overall faster device upload speed; greater capacity for connected devices; better performance with many connected devices; lower device battery loss when connected.
The potential performance of Wi-Fi 6 devices connected to Wi-Fi 6 routers will increase by approximately 40% compared to Wi-Fi 5 devices and routers. This is because Wi-Fi 6 is able to pack more data into each packet, and it can work in the 2.4Gz and 5GHz bands. Wi-Fi 6 shows a greater advantage when multiple devices are connected to the same network.
The latest Wi-Fi standard will provide faster data transfer speeds. If the router you are using now is WIFI 5, the maximum potential speed of Wi-Fi 6 is 40% higher than what you are using now.
Wi-Fi 6 increases throughput by more efficient data encoding, and more data is packed into the same radio waves, and chips that encode and decode these signals become more powerful and can handle extra work.
This new standard can even increase the speed of a 2.4 GHz network. Although the industry has turned to 5GHz Wi-Fi to reduce interference, 2.4GHz still penetrates solid objects better.
Longer battery life
The new generation of WI-FI will bring the new feature “target wake-up time”, which means that your smartphone, laptop and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices should also have a longer battery life.
When an access point talks to a device (such as a smart phone), it can accurately tell the device when to put its Wi-Fi radio into a sleep state and when to wake it up to receive the next transmission. This will save power because it means that the Wi-Fi radio can sleep in sleep mode, which also helps low-power “Internet of Things” devices connected via Wi-Fi.
Better performance in crowded areas
Wi-Fi is often in trouble when you have a lot of Wi-Fi-enabled devices in crowded locations. Imagine busy stadiums, airports, hotels, shopping malls, and even crowded offices. Everyone is connected to Wi-Fi, which can cause the WI-FI download rate to become turtleish or can’t even open any website.
The new Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, uses many new technologies to help solve this problem. Intel claims that Wi-Fi 6 will increase the average speed per user by at least four times in a crowded area with a large number of connected devices.
More explicit choice of router
Because the previous WI-FI expression is slightly complicated, many people now buy new routers without trying to remember whether 802.11ac or 802.11ax is the latest standard. After adopting the new naming rules, the devices authenticated by the protocol will be identified. With the WI-FI 6 logo, you can see at a glance which level the router supports.
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