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Meet the Wi-Fi 6E

Smarter network for indoor use

Businesses today are facing an increased use of connected devices, Wi-Fi-operated equipment, surveillance instruments, not to mention the need for multiple devices by each employee, putting pressure on any Wi-Fi network.

Wi-Fi 6E will extend efficiency by allowing low-power and very-low power indoor LANs (LPI and VLP) to operate on the 6 GHz band, thus bringing up to 1200 MHz of new spectrum.

Expansive Spectrum

Uncongested Bandwith

Super-wide Channels

6 GHz Wi-Fi - A smarter use of the available bandwith

Have you ever lost connection during a zoom call or experienced problems viewing surveillance footage? Spectrum congestion was probably the cause. Wi-Fi 6 and previous generations of Wi-Fi use the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands, which operate on roughly 400 MHz. All these connected devices compete for the available bandwidth on the same wireless channel, causing some of them to be dropped. The opening of the 6 GHz band for unlicensed use will provide 1,200 MHz of New Spectrum. This might not sound like much, but it essentially quadruples the amount of airwaves available by providing 14 additional 80 MHz channels and 7 ultra-wide 160 MHZ channels—all non-overlapping.

The result? More capacity, more speed.

The 6 GHz band allows for internet speeds of greater than 1Gbps. Not only that, but the increased spectrum means lower latency. And with the additional non-overlapping channels, more devices can be connected simultaneously without competing, resulting in a faster and more stable network.

What you should know if you are considering upgrading to Wi-Fi 6E

Shorter wavelengths - Shorter distance

The 6 GHz wireless spectrum uses shorter wavelengths. This kind of wavelength is efficient for fast data transfers. Still, they have a more challenging time travelling long distances, and they suffer more significant interference from physical obstructions like dense walls or floors in a building. First-generation Wi-Fi 6E network will likely use both the 6 GHz and 5 GHz bands to deliver fast, reliable connections throughout a home or office building. As the technology continues to develop, we will see networks combining a main Wi-Fi 6E router and one or more Wi-Fi 6E repeaters that will create wireless mesh networks that will deliver the best performance of the 6 GHz band, even in a crowded environment.

Wi-Fi Over 6 GHz Requires New Devices

To take advantage of those new 6 GHz channels in Wi-Fi 6E, you’ll need to be using devices that support it. In other words, you’ll only be using Wi-Fi 6E once you pair a Wi-Fi 6E-enabled client device (like a laptop or smartphone) and a WI-Fi 6E-enabled access point. First-generation Wi-Fi 6E access points will be backward compatible with Wi-Fi 6 and previous Wi-Fi standards, however, older devices will keep using the typical 5 GHz or 2.4 GHz channels.

Automatic Frequency Control (AFC)

The 6GHz spectrum counts existing licensed users, and Wi-Fi 6E networks will have to take steps to avoid interference with these incumbent users. This won’t be a problem inside your office, but if you need an outdoor connection in your vicinity, your Wi-Fi 6E router will use automated frequency control to prevent interference with other 6GHz band users.

Start building your Wi-Fi 6E network with confidence with Solutions Safda

Always on top with the latest technologies, our team is available to assist you in planning your future Wi-Fi 6E network and provide you with high-quality equipment. As more and more Wi-Fi 6E ready devices become available, you can count on us to help you expand and upgrade your network at your pace.

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