Wi-Fi 6 Explained

Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, expands on the 802.11ac standard. Wi-Fi 6 provides increased speed, flexibility, and scalability.

The demand for wireless access is dramatically increasing, and the number and variety of devices and applications continues to grow. Wi-Fi 6 helps accommodate the growing number of mobile and IoT devices by increasing network efficiency and speed to better meet IT and business requirements.

Wi-Fi 6 Benefits

  • Higher data rates
  • Increased capacity
  • Improved performance in environments with many connected devices
  • Improved power efficiency

Wi-Fi 6 Features

  • Orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) effectively shares channels to increase network efficiency.
  • Multi-user multiple input, multiple output (multi-user MIMO) allows more downlink data to be transferred at one time, enabling access points (APs) to concurrently handle more devices.
  • Target Wake Time (TWT) significantly improves network efficiency and device battery life, including IoT devices.
  • IoT handling operating mode for low-power, low-bandwidth devices like sensors, automation, and medical devices.
  • WPA3 and Enhance Open strengthen user privacy in open networks, simplify configuring security for headless IoT devices, and add higher levels of security to meet government, defense and industrial requirements.

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