What is WiFi 6e?

WiFi 6 is Finally Here

If you’re a network admin, you’ve no doubt read about WiFi 6: the latest wireless standard that offers speeds up to 30% faster than WiFi 5 and is better able to share data with multiple devices at once. You’ve probably also heard of WiFi6e, but maybe aren’t sure if it’s something that can help your business. We’re here to tell you it can.

 

E for Extended

WiFi 6e signals a new frontier in wireless connectivity, marking the first time since 1999 that the FCC has authorized the use of a new frequency band for internet use. The e in WiFi 6e stands for extended, referring to the wider channels now available for wireless connectivity.

Both WiFi 6 and WiFi 6e have new protocols that enhance cybersecurity and help users get the most out of smart devices. This sixth generation of WiFi also offers better multi-user data management, which optimizes network use and lets more devices connect without sacrificing speed.

WiFi 6e has all the benefits of WiFi 6, but operates on the 6gHz frequency band. Common devices like wireless speakers and power cables will continue to operate on the 2.4gHz and 5gHz bands, meaning WiFi 6e-enabled technology will have access to a clearer channel and fewer disruptions.

How can companies take advantage of the new generation of WiFi? The first step is ensuring that your network is ready to handle the shift. Turn-Key Technologies, Inc. (TTI) partners with companies like Aruba to provide organizations with the support they need to leverage the latest technology. Check out Aruba’s introduction to WiFi 6e, then contact TTI to learn how your organization can tap into the new generation of WiFi.

By Tony Ridzyowski

June 9, 2021

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