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WIFI 6

philipel

Casual Member
Has anyone used a wifi6 router and a wifi6 device ? If so is the speed increase really noticeable ?
Phil
 

GavinAshford

ULTIMATE Member
You have to ask yourself what do you mainly use WiFi for?

Mainly a means of connecting to the internet? If so, what's your internet speed? If that is slower than your current WiFi speed then speeding up your WiFi won't make anything 'faster' as the slowest link is still the internet connection.

If you do a lot of LAN-based transfers etc then perhaps getting faster WiFi would improve your experience.
 

Stanley

Member
There's a lot of new features in the tech other than saturating your connection with a single device connected.
https://www.techspot.com/article/1769-wi-fi-6-explained/
  • More overall bandwidth per user for ultra-HD and virtual reality streaming
  • Support for more simultaneous streams of data with increased throughput
  • More total spectrum (2.4GHz and 5GHz, eventually bands in 1GHz and 6GHz)
  • Said spectrum split into more channels to enable more routes for communication
  • Packets contain more data and networks can handle different data streams at once
  • Improved performance (as much as 4x) at the maximum range of an access point
  • Better performance/robustness in outdoor and multi-path (cluttered) environments
  • Ability to offload wireless traffic from cellular networks where reception is poor
  • Extend battery life of client devices
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
I'm sort of holding out for the WiFi 6E stuff before buying another, partly because I can't see much point in vanilla 6 (802.11ax) until more of my network devices have support for that standard (i.e. no rush).
 

baby_frogmella

Pro Member
If you have a high speed FTTP line then Wi-Fi 6 is a must if you want the highest Wi-Fi speeds possible. I have a Wi-Fi 6 router (Netgear RAX200) and on my Wi-Fi 6 clients I’m easily hitting 800 Mbps on my 1 Gig FTTP line. Of course folks could wait for Wi-Fi 6E but then why not skip 6E and wait for Wi-Fi 7/8/9 etc
 

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