The Path to the Fastest Wi-Fi Speed: Three Things to Know about 802.11ax

Wi-Fi 6 vs Wi-Fi 5

Ever since the release of Wi-Fi 6 from WiFi Alliance, many new technology have been using the new generation Wi-Fi 6. Based on 802.11ax technology, Wi-Fi 6 is an improved version of the previous technology, Wi-Fi 5 also known as 802.11ac technology.

With every upgrade, comes a new generation that offers newer features and an enhanced experience throughout.

The new features include

  • Faster Speed & Increased Throughput
    Wi-Fi 6 has 40% better throughput and better data transfer speed
  • Target Wake Time (TWT)
    Wi-Fi 6 provides any Wi-Fi enabled devices to have a longer battery life. e.g. Wi-Fi 6 would notify the device Wi-Fi radio when to sleep and when to wake up for transmission. This allows the Wi-Fi radio to conserve its power and lengthen its battery life.
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)
    It allows the Wi-Fi access point to communicate to more devices, hence reducing network congestion.
  • Improved Multiple-Input and Multiple-Outpit (MIMO)
    Multiple antennas will be result in multiple devices to talk at once, as compared to Wi-Fi 5 which allow the same devices to only respond at the same time.
    Wi-Fi 6 also allows the devices to respond to the wireless access point at the same time.

To read more about Wi-Fi 6, you can head to our previous blog post here

Here are some recommendations for Wi-Fi 6 compatible laptops.

Here is a Wi-Fi 6 that we recommend as well D-Link EXO AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router DIR-X1560

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