Wi-Fi 6 is quite common these days, and many budget devices are adopting this connectivity technology. However, some companies also started promoting Wi-Fi 6E on their high-end smartphones and laptops just a year after its introduction. Likewise, some supposed devices like Apple’s iPhone 14 and their “next big thing” AR Headset can also take advantage of this connectivity technology. If you’re wondering what the benefits of Wi-Fi 6E are and how it works, here’s what you need to know.
For starters, it’s crucial to understand that these are primarily two Wi-Fi bands used by OEMs – 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The new 6 GHz band is basically what you might call 6E Wi-Fi.
What is Wi-Fi 6, how is it different from Wi-Fi 6E
Wi-Fi 6 was introduced to solve the overcrowding of the original tapes for more stable and faster internet connectivity. Also known as 802.11ax, it builds on the strengths of 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) while adding efficiency, flexibility and scalability. To put it simply, if you have a Wi-Fi connection that promises high speeds but the Wi-Fi router only supports one band i.e. 2.4 GHz range , you won’t get a faster, more reliable internet connection. This is because almost everyone around you uses the same frequency of Wi-Fi connection. Network congestion will hamper the overall experience. Likewise, many households now have additional smart devices beyond phones and laptops (or multiple phones and laptops) that also show a demand for something more reliable.
In this case, Wi-Fi 6E aims to solve this problem by offering not only higher speeds, but a more reliable connection. Wi-Fi 6E, on the other hand, is simply an extension of Wi-Fi 6 with support for more bands and without clutter. It adds 14 additional channels at 80 MHz and seven channels at 160 GHz required for high bandwidth applications for better performance (8K video rendering or virtual reality).
Benefits of Wi-Fi 6E
To enjoy the benefits, you will need a certified Wi-Fi 6E router with the badge – “Wi-Fi Certified 6: World Wi-Fi 6E interoperability.” It will also give you the option of choosing between 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz, which will perform best in congested areas with too many Wi-Fi enabled devices. In terms of specs, 5 GHz and 6 GHz offer the same top speeds of 9.6 GHz, but the chances of getting that speed are very unlikely. , if you can get half-decent speeds with a decent router, chances are the one that supports Wi-Fi 6E will deliver consistent performance across all devices.
The use cases for the faster Internet are limitless, as everything around us continues to get “smarter”. from the past as well. But the challenges also relate to the removal of licenses for the 6 GHz band. As reported by The Financial Express, TRAI has apparently opposed the removal of licenses for more spectra. The agency believes that the licenses already removed (in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands) in the country are underutilized. However, many mobile operators are pushing to auction 6GHz, and the reality may not be. be not far away.
Why Wi-Fi 6E will take a long time to reach you
While the benefits of Wi-Fi 6E are immense in achieving superior Wi-Fi internet connectivity, the biggest problem is that there aren’t many compatible routers on the market. You will therefore have to wait a bit to get your hands on the latest Wi-Fi 6E models. Another problem is that in India most broadband or fiber internet subscribers mostly stick to the router provided by their ISP. To get the most out of your ISP, it is recommended that you connect with customer support to upgrade your modem based on availability.
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