Wi-Fi 6 is not yet popular Snapdragon 888 support Wi-Fi 6E and what is it

Abel AUG 15,2021

Wi-Fi is a communication technology that everyone is using today, whether at home, in the office or in restaurants, we can't live without the convenience of Wi-Fi technology. During the New Year's holidays, Wi-Fi network is also valued by everyone, after all, it is difficult to grab the big red envelope if the network is not good. The Wi-Fi network is a new concept in the world of Wi-Fi, and the Wi-Fi 6E is a new technology.

Wi-Fi 6E, the new 6GHz band

Wi-Fi 6E with new 6GHz band

Transmission rate increase and latency reduction

Wi-Fi 6E offers more 160MHz bandwidth channels

Overall, Wi-Fi 6E is significantly improved, but there are still certain defects, the defects are mainly around the 6GHz band, such as higher frequency, smaller wavelength, resulting in signal attenuation under 6GHz is obvious, there will be encountered wall signal halved, so the current Wi-Fi 6E under the 6GHz band coverage area is not large, but also need to be equipped with 5GHz, 2.4GHz band in order to perfect coverage to achieve home use.

This is mainly because the interval between the release of Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E is too short, and the major manufacturers are optimizing innovation on the W-iFi 6E technology standard has not yet been made public

Some of the enterprise standards that are closely related to Wi-Fi 6E

Dynamic narrow bandwidth technology in distance scenarios

High bandwidth (support 160MHz bandwidth, significant speed increase), high concurrency (more access devices), low latency (latency reduction by 2/3), low power consumption (on-demand wake-up of terminal devices, significant power consumption reduction), respectively.

Xiaomi "Wi-Fi 6 Enhanced Edition" poster

160MHz bandwidth by 80MHz + 80MHz, resulting in faster transmission speed

At present, Huawei and Xiaomi have not launched routers that support Wi-Fi 6E standard, but we have also taken a look at some of the Wi-Fi 6E routers that have been released.

Inventory of some of the released Wi-Fi 6E routers

CES2021, a variety of WiFi 6E routers debut, "WiFi 6E" is one of the buzzwords of this year's CES, we also take a look at the popular WiFi 6E routers at CES.

RAXE500

Netgear released the first router RAXE500 that supports Wi-Fi 6E, with 3 bands of 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz, 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor in hardware, a 2.5G port and 5 Gigabit ports, support for dual Gigabit ports combined into a 2G port, and two USB 3.0 ports. The router is scheduled to go on sale in the first quarter of this year at a price of $599.99, or about RMB 3885.

Linksys AXE8400

The Linksys AXE8400 is powered by Qualcomm's Networking Pro 1210 platform and features 3 bands of 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz and a 5Gbps WAN port, as well as 4 Gigabit LAN ports and a USB 3.0 port. The device will be available in the spring and summer of this year, a single unit priced at $449.99, equivalent to about 2,898 yuan.

TP-Link Deco X96

TP-Link Deco X96, a Wi-Fi 6E router, features a transmission rate of up to 7800Mbps, as well as AI-driven network and smart antennas to improve the coverage and transmission of traditional routers, and the price of this router has not yet been announced.

Summary: Do you need Wi-Fi 6E now?

Despite all the benefits Wi-Fi 6E can bring, here we have to throw a pot of cold water.

Another and the most important point, "full-blooded" experience Wi-Fi 6E, you need to have a home broadband in more than a gigabit to have the perception, and the cost of gigabit broadband is not low!

Therefore, if you are using a Wi-Fi 4/Wi-Fi 5 router, you may want to upgrade your home router to Wi-Fi 6 first, and then upgrade to Wi-Fi 6E at your discretion is more sensible.

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