Wi-Fi can be found in all sorts of devices nowadays, from your smartphone to your IoT products. However, how does Wi-Fi differs across different devices. I believed you have read some devices supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and some devices supports 5GHz Wi-Fi. Recent years you must have read Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6 or even Wi-Fi 6E all around the devices you are looking at. Worry not, we are here to assist you to know more about the Wi-Fi you are using.
What is 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi?
Wi-Fi is much straight forward than your mobile data. Wi-Fi comes with two bands, 2.4GHz and 5GHz that the router can emits and the device that can receive. In short, most routers and most devices are able connect to each other through 2.4GHz Wi-Fi band and 5GHz Wi-Fi band.
What makes 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi band different with each other? 2.4GHz Wi-Fi band have longer range but only able to carry limited data. 5GHz Wi-Fi band have shorter range but able to carry more data when compared to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi band.
What is Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E?
Wi-Fi generation is simplified recently for the ease of consumer to identify the Wi-Fi router they are choosing. Previously Wi-Fi generation was identified as 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) and 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6). It is very hard for consumer to identify different generation of Wi-Fi by using the IEEE standard. That is the reason Wi-Fi Alliances decided to simplify the naming of different Wi-Fi generation along with the introduction of Wi-Fi 6.
So, what is Wi-Fi 6E? Wi-Fi 6E is an effort to make Wi-Fi much faster and to increase the data load that can be transmit through the router and be received by devices. Wi-Fi 6E introduced 6GHz band that will allow much data to be transferred. Your next router will start to have 2.4GHz antenna, 5GHz antenna and 6GHz antenna.
What is The Advantages of Choosing Wi-Fi 6E Router?
Along with Wi-Fi 6E introduction, your next Wi-Fi 6E router will have Multi-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO), 160 MHz channels, Target Wake Time (TWT), 1024 quadrature amplitude modulation mode (1024-QAM), Transmit beamforming and also Orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA).
So, what is all that means? It means that your Wi-Fi 6E router is able to provide Gigabit speeds, extremely low latency and high capacity. Multiple devices are able to connect to Wi-Fi 6E router simultaneously. Having extremely low latency means that your gaming session will no longer suffers with delays and lag.
*Gigabit speeds require internet plans subscription and supported devices
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