Is Wi-Fi 6 worth upgrading?

If you want to switch to the Wi-Fi 6 standard and are wondering if it’s worth upgrading, we’ve explored the innovations it brings for you.

Now, after wi-fi 5 technology, which has become almost standard today, wi-fi 6 is gradually entering our lives. Just as in the process of switching from 4G to 5G, many users wonder if it is worth upgrading. We explain this issue as much as possible for you.

What is Wi-Fi 6?

Wi-Fi 6, also called 802.11ax according to the old naming convention, is actually the latest Wi-Fi technology that is faster and more efficient. The latest standard, called Wi-Fi 5, brings many improvements over 802.11ac. His primary focus is on minimizing congestion.

Xiaomi Mi Router

Wi-Fi 6 uses MU-MIMO (multi-user, multi-input, multiple output), which allows multiple users to connect and access the network at the same time. In addition, OFDMA (multiple access with orthogonal frequency division), which increases bandwidth allocation and therefore efficiency, also comes internally integrated. In addition, Wi-Fi 6 brings with it a number of new transmission technologies that improve signal quality and range.

While these technologies don’t greatly enhance your Wi-Fi experience at home, they certainly offer a solution that’s needed for public networks. For example, it prevents connection problems and slowness in dormitories, hotels, public transport, cafes, squares and even stadiums. In addition, it offers a speed of 9.6 Gbps, outpacing its predecessor’s performance at 3.5 Gbps.

Is Wi-Fi 6 worth upgrading?

From smartphones to laptops sold on the market today, we see that the best devices now come with Wi-Fi 6 support. Therefore, even if we do not want to upgrade, this technology will become a standard over time. Of course, if we have one of these devices, we can act early and change our modem as well.

Huawei Matebook D16 with Wi-Fi 6 support

In our opinion, the question you should ask to understand if you need Wi-Fi 6 is, does your current system satisfy you? Can you get a smooth and uninterrupted internet connection? Because most of us get a service at home that’s less than 100 Mbps. In fact, the overall average is only 1 in 5 of that.

Of course, if you don’t have the chance to connect your devices via Ethernet cable, or if you have a smart home system that connects with a large number of modems and routers, or if you’re thinking about your workplace, acting early can be an advantage for you. But if the Wi-Fi 5 technology we already use serves you well, there is no need to be hasty.

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