December 8, 2023

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What are the advantages and disadvantage of Wi-Fi 6E?

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What are the advantages and disadvantage of Wi-Fi 6E?


What are the advantages and disadvantage of Wi-Fi 6E?

Wi-Fi has become an indispensable technology in people’s lives. Fast and stable Wi-Fi networks make the family’s work and study experience easier.

With the continuous replacement of technical standards, Wi-Fi 6E is now one of the most advanced wireless network technologies and the fastest Wi-Fi network.


What are the advantages and disadvantage of Wi-Fi 6E?



Wi-Fi has been around for nearly two decades, and every few years, upgrades make the technology even more powerful.

Wi-Fi 6E is the latest and fastest Wi-Fi technology, which is developed on the basis of Wi-Fi 6.


Wi-Fi 6 technology is called “indoor 5G,” which means super-fast internet speeds.

Wi-Fi 6E is an enhanced version of Wi-Fi 6, and E means Extend.


The biggest difference between Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 6 is in the frequency band: the frequency band of Wi-Fi 6 is 2.4GHz and 5GHz, while Wi-Fi 6E adds a new 6GHz frequency band in addition to these two frequency bands , will provide room for increased online traffic and generate approximately $183 billion in U.S. revenue over five years.


Full use of Wi-Fi 6E wireless connection technology requires compatible routers and devices.


Here are four things you need to know about Wi-Fi 6E.






What is Wi-Fi 6E?

With the popularity of smart homes, the number of connected wireless devices in the home has also increased dramatically, resulting in excessive congestion in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands.

Simply put, although Wi-Fi 6 has not been around for a long time, the frequency bands used are still 2.4GHz and 5GHz.


Wi-Fi 6E extends the existing Wi-Fi 6 standard by adding a 6GHz wireless band.

This new band provides an additional 1,200MHz of bandwidth on top of the 500MHz of bandwidth provided by 5GHz.


The 6GHz band supports up to 14 80MHz channels, or 7 160MHz channels. It supports nearly twice the number of high-bandwidth (80GHz, 160MHz) channels as 5GHz;

thus providing more bandwidth for 4K and 8K streaming, virtual reality gaming, and HD video conferencing.


This means more devices can connect to available Wi-Fi channels.


Wi-FI 6E is also more secure than its predecessor due to the mandatory inclusion of the next-generation Wi-Fi security protocol WPA3 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 3), making it more difficult for hackers to break into the network.






Advantages of Wi-FI 6E

Based on the bandwidth and security advantages offered by Wi-Fi 6E, the 6GHz band in Wi-Fi 6E will help users access the Internet quickly and easily in crowded places such as sports venues, commercial venues, and apartment complexes.


Essentially, you don’t compete for bandwidth with people nearby (including those who live with you).


The Wi-Fi Alliance believes that Wi-Fi 6E is expected to support high-definition video, VR and other applications that require faster, larger bandwidth capacity, and lower latency networks with additional spectrum capacity.





Disadvantages of Wi-FI 6E

But Wi-Fi 6E isn’t without its drawbacks. Perhaps the biggest hurdle is that it will require users to have upgraded, and possibly more expensive, routers.

To take full advantage of it, users will need to have devices that can access their 6GHz band, which aren’t available yet.


Also, because the Wi-Fi 6E spectrum has shorter wavelengths than previous Wi-Fi standards, its coverage doesn’t extend very far.

In terms of physical characteristics, the lower the frequency signal, the stronger the penetration ability, while the higher frequency signal is more easily reflected and the penetration ability is weaker.

Similarly, Wi-Fi 6E has a good signal in the same space, but once separated by a wall or two, the effect can be greatly reduced.


So you may need to use a Wi-Fi extender or repeater in your home or other building.



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