Wi-Fi 6 also known as (802.11ax) is the next step in wireless innovation. The rollout of 802.11ax has already started and allows enterprises and service providers to support new and emerging applications on the same wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure while delivering a higher grade of service.
One benefit of Wi-Fi 6 is a 8x speed boost over current Wi-Fi systems to a theoretical maximum of 9.6Gbps. This speed boost opens up new kinds of applications that once needed to be tethered via Ethernet such as virtual reality (VR) and the ability to stream games and video in 4K or even 8K resolutions. Another added benefit is Wi-Fi 6 supports both 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands, meaning it’s backward compatible to all past versions of Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi 6 consumer routers are already available from the major manufacturers, Asus, Netgear, and TP-Link with a price range of $300 – $500.
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