Detailed Explanation of WiFi 6 Technology: More Than Speed


WiFi 6

With the gradual release of the flagships in 2020, the WiFi 6 (IEEE 802.11 AX) wireless standard has also become a very popular term.

So what exactly is WiFi 6? Let’s find out.

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WiFi 6 is the latest wireless standard, and its value is to address our growing demand for data connectivity and bandwidth.

Speed is only part of the role of Wi-Fi 6. The transmission rate of WiFi 5 is 3.5Gbps, while WiFi 6 has reached 9.6Gbps.

Of course, it is difficult to achieve this speed in actual use. The biggest improvement over WiFi 6 is the bandwidth. The bandwidth of WiFi 6 is 4 times that of WiFi 5. This means that Wi-Fi 6 can connect more devices at the same time without reducing the network speed of these devices.

This is like a truck driving cargo on the road. Even if there are many cars on the road, but the road is wide enough. So there is no need to worry about traffic jams.

Wi-Fi 6 can achieve this through two new technologies – MU-MIMO (multi-user, multi-input and multi-output) and OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division multiple access).

Compared with WiFi 5, WiFi 6 WPA3 (Wi-Fi Protected Access Version 3) security protocol has higher security. And there will be no interference between WiFi to ensure signal stability.

If you want to experience Wi-Fi 6, you must support Wi-Fi 6 on your mobile device and router.

Models that currently support Wi-Fi 6 include iPhone 11 series, Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Note 10 series, Xiaomi Mi 10 series, ZTE Axon 10s Pro, Black Shark 3 series, iQOO 3 and so on.

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As for routers, Huawei, Xiaomi, TP-LINK, and others have all launched WiFi 6 routers.

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