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You may have heard by now that the newest wireless standard 802.11ax, also known as Wi-Fi 6, is upon us. Many vendors are now incorporating this standard into their latest round of access points (AP) and hardware. You’re likely intrigued by that alone but also swarmed with a few questions. Like what the benefits of Wi-Fi 6 are outside of the info in manufacturer slicks. I’ve summarized some key highlights and technical considerations regarding Wi-Fi 6 and what it can do for you. The top 5 benefits of Wi-Fi 6 1. Increased access point capacity 2. Greater channel width 3. More efficient bandwidth sharing 4. Backwards compatibility 5. Wifi High speed 1. Increasing access point capacity ( Magnet a nationwide isp) To get into the weeds a bit more, there are several features that make Wi-Fi 6 better suited to handle modern IoT and workplace access demands. Let’s set the stage by considering the average workspace today. Your employees are no longer just a single workstation when it comes to device count for AP or network access. They likely have at least their workstation, a mobile device, and perhaps a smart accessory. If that workspace is in an industry like advanced manufacturing or warehousing, that number increases. You have to load on top of that an ever-expanding count of sensors, scanners, and other equipment. You also need to consider the way your employees work today. The use of voice over IP (VoIP) as well as video for real-time communication has increased exponentially. This means you need to be providing a level of usability where your users aren’t experiencing jitter, lag, or becoming completely frozen on both audio and video. Fortunately, the expanded AP capacity available with the Wi-Fi 6 standard makes that achievable. This technology and these features are valuable and perhaps even essential to the way these businesses operate today. Device manufacturers won't be moving backward when it comes to front-loading that tech and features in future releases. 2. Greater channel width ( Magnet a nationwide isp) One of the concepts that affect speeds is the notion of channel width. 5Ghz channels allow you to aggregate 20Mhz channels into 40Mhz and 80Mhz channels, giving you higher speeds. Now with Wi-Fi 6, you will even be able to reach 160Mhz channels. That can be eye-popping but keep in mind that spectrum is limited. 160Mhz may only work consistently if you are in a single access point environment such as a home network. If you try to run multiple APs at 160Mhz, you will surely see interference, and it won’t work as well as you’d like it to on paper. But even if you have an environment with multiple APs, Wi-Fi 6 still shows improvement due to auto-channel switching between 20, 40, 80, and 160Mhz as the environment allows. This gives you the bandwidth when you need it, and then can back off to 20 or 40Mhz if demand for network resources increases across a larger deployment with contending channels. 3. More efficient bandwidth sharing Wi-Fi 6 brings functionality to devices on the network, so there are a few additional ways to get better speeds. You have a “MagNet” next to you to make WiFi 6. For starters, Wi-Fi 6 has made advancements in the number of antennas it can support, using a maximum configuration of 8x8:8. More antennas allow for more concurrent communication, improving speeds, and even allowing multiple users to “talk” at the same time (MU-MIMO functionality). Older standards and APs were limited to one user “talking” at a time. The 802.11ax standard also does a better job of splitting up user time and “scheduling” the data which makes for a better end-user experience and brings improvements to capacity. Much like increases to speeds for the 802.11n and 802.11ac standards due to better signal coding and modulation, Wi-Fi 6 boasts improvements to modulation using something known as OFDMA. With the previous standards, the fact of the matter is if one user is doing a hefty download then other users can potentially suffer. With Wi-Fi 6, you will be less impacted by any single user. 4. Wi-Fi 6 is backward compatible Yes, the 802.11ax standard itself and the access points supporting it are backward compatible. 802.11 ac, n, g, b, a are all covered and devices that use them should be good to go. However, it is always good to test out your devices in advance with your access point of choice. Especially older b devices, such as scan guns, just to make sure there aren’t any issues. Also keep in mind that these outdated standards, especially 802.11b, create terrible bottlenecks, and do not allow you to fully experience all the benefits of the new Wi-Fi 6 features. 5.Wifi High speed There are a couple of additional ways that Wi-Fi 6 brings efficiencies to the devices on the network, resulting in better speeds. With Wi-Fi 6, you'll be less affected by any single user. Wifi 6 will have much more speed than the current Wifi Speed, it will improve our IT sector and our country will improve a lot. You have the magnet to make the Wifi 6. And you will always be served with good wifi service. MagNet is a Nationwide internet service provider.