When upgrading to Wi-Fi 6, you can expect the following:
- Faster speeds: With Wi-Fi 6, you should expect an increase in both download and upload speeds. This is because Wi-Fi 6 has a higher throughput (data transfer rate) than Wi-Fi 5, which means it can transfer more data in less time.
- More efficient use of the spectrum: Wi-Fi 6 uses a technology called Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) which enables it to divide the available spectrum into smaller channels, allowing multiple devices to communicate simultaneously. This results in more efficient use of the spectrum and less congestion.
- Improved coverage: Wi-Fi 6 has a higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) than Wi-Fi 5, which means it can reach further and penetrate walls more effectively. This results in better coverage and fewer dead spots in your home or office.
- Enhanced security: Wi-Fi 6 includes built-in security features such as WPA3, which is more secure than its predecessor, WPA2. This makes it more difficult for hackers to access your network.
- Compatible devices: To fully experience the benefits of Wi-Fi 6, you will need devices that are compatible with Wi-Fi 6 standards. These devices will have the ability to connect to a Wi-Fi 6 network and take advantage of its faster speeds and improved efficiency.
- Cost: Upgrading to Wi-Fi 6 can be more expensive than sticking with Wi-Fi 5. You will need to purchase a new router that supports Wi-Fi 6 and any other devices you want to connect to the network.
It’s also worth noting that upgrading to Wi-Fi 6 does not mean that you will automatically see the full benefits of Wi-Fi 6, as the speed and performance of your network will still depend on factors such as network congestion, distance from the router, and the quality of your internet connection.