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What is WiFi 6?

What WiFi 6 Routers are available?

Currently we stock the for VDSL, ADSL, Cable and LTE - DrayTek 2865ax(AX3000) and for Ultrafast G.Fast Broadband and Superfast VDSL DrayTek 2866ax(AX3000) and for Cable, LTE and Fibre - the DrayTek 2927ax(AX3000)

What is AX3000? It means Wifi 6 will run at 3000 MegaBitsPer Second (MBPS) – Note: 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 2402Mbps on the 5GHz band

What speeds can WiFi 6 produce?

WiFi 6 is capable of a maximum throughput speed of 9.6 Gbps, compared to 3.5 Gbps on WiFi 5 and 600Mbps on WiFi 4.

What WiFi 6 Mesh Access Points are available?

Currently we stock the DrayTek WiFi 6 Access Points AP960C(AX1800) and DrayTek AP1060C(AX3600)

What is 802.11ax?

It is the wireless standard behind WiFi 6

802.11ax makes improvements to Multi-User MIMO, where the previous standard only supported this for downstream, 802.11ax improves this to support both directions.

How do I get WiFi 6?

You’ll need to upgrade to a router or access point that supports it, bear in mind that not all client devices support this standard so further upgrades may be required. It is backwards compatible so your older WiFi 4 & 5 devices will still run OK. Security considerations around these older devices should also be reviewed as they’ll still most likely run on WPA 2 or lower. Please take a look at the DrayTek 2865ax, DrayTek 2866ax or DrayTek 2927ax for routers, or DrayTek AP960C or DrayTek 1060C for Access Points

What is the difference between WiFi 5 and WiFi 6?

WiFi 5 and WiFi 6 carry a high number of streams, which allow for gigabit WiFi speeds. WiFi 6 increases the number of streams to 12 across the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, whereas WiFi 5 has is limited to 8 in a dual band configuration.


What is the 6 on my android phone or pc next to the Wifi symbol?

The 6 represents Wi-Fi 6 it shows that the current connection is using 802.11ax technology.

How do I enable WiFi 6 on my iPhone?

If you have an iPhone 11 or upwards then you’re in luck, its supported. To find out if you’re connected to a Wi-Fi 6 network On the Wi-Fi network screen, under Properties, look at the value next to Protocol. It will say Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) if you’re connected to a Wi-Fi 6 network.

How do I enable WiFi 6 on my android phone?

Best bet is to check that your phone supports it by googling the specs, for Samsung Galaxy Range - if you have a Galaxy 10 or later you’re covered at it will connect to WiFi 6 routers or WiFi 6 Access Points.

What is OFDMA?

It's short for Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access, which is an advanced technology for sharing a radio between multiple users. 4G networks and now Wi-Fi 6 use this to provide data to many users/devices at once.

What is Target Wake Time?

Target Wake Time allows client devices to extend their battery life with Wi-Fi 6, by staying in lower power states for longer. Only checking in with the wireless network when needed.

How secure is WiFi 6?

It’s sits upon WPA3 Encryption Security and offers greater 192-bit encryption strength for networks using RADIUS & 802.1x authentication. WPA 2 has already been cracked so moving to the latest standard is recommended.

What is BSS Colouring?

It stands for Basic Service Set. Each Wi-Fi 6 wireless network has a unique identifier/number to its transmissions, as an additional identifier beyond just the frequency / channel, which is used to detect whether the wireless channel is clear to send, when the router/AP and Client are preparing to send data to each other.

Wi-Fi 6 clients use the BSS Colouring value to determine whether transmissions are coming from their own network or another.

If the detected transmission doesn't match the BSS Colour of the wireless network, or it's an older wireless network without a BSS Colour value, the client can choose to ignore the transmission. This check occurs where the remote signal is weak enough that it won't disrupt the client's wireless transmission, so that it then won't interfere with the client to access point communications.

This means that Wi-Fi 6 installations can safely overlap on the same channel. Giving better performance and better handling of interference, where wireless channels are shared with other networks.












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