Wi-Fi 6 Technology Explained With Pros And Cons
Feb. 06, 2020
5G network is expected to change the way people interact on the internet and there is a parallel technology known as Wi-Fi 6. This is the latest standard in wireless technology that is claimed to be 40 percent faster than Wi-Fi 5.
It is said that Wi-Fi 6 offers up to 9.6 Gbps download speed, compared to the 6.9Gbps download speed on an 802.11ac network.
So what are so some advantages of Wi-Fi 6?
More devices can be connected to the same router, thanks to its higher bandwidth which can handle more number of devices compared to a 5GHz or 2.4GHz Wi-Fi router.
Devices with Wi-Fi 6 certification are already available in the market and you only need to have them in order to utilize this technology.
Wi-Fi 6 technology helps smartphones and laptops to save battery by negotiating the wakeup and sleep time of a device.
The disadvantages are that devices equipped with this kind of technology are on a high price and one needs a Gigabit-class broadband connection to fully utilize Wi-Fi 6 technology.