Items tagged with 802.11ax

Faster wireless technology is officially ready as the Wi-Fi Alliance announced that Wi-Fi Certified 6 is here. New devices that launch under Wi-Fi 6 are IEEE 802.11ax compliant and bring with them new features and capabilities. The Wi-Fi Alliance says that the new wireless standard offers users "substantially greater" overall performance under challenging environments like stadiums, airports, and industrial parks. Wi-Fi 6 promises security, and interoperability with capacity, performance, and latency improvements compared to past standards. Wi-Fi 6 devices support peak performance in demanding conditions for enterprise users, like those requiring low power and low latency for smart homes or industrial... Read more...
We are no longer on the cusp of Wi-Fi 6 (otherwise known as 802.11ax) connectivity -- it has arrived -- just not in earnest yet. It will take some time before the Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) standard is truly shoved aside in favor of the new kid on the block, the one that is faster and more adept at juggling multiple wireless devices simultaneously. Nevertheless, early adopters who want to live on the bleeding edge have options. One of them is the beastly ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 we will be showing you here. As you might have surmised from the ROG branding, the GT-AX11000 is geared towards power users and gamers. That is also evident by the physical design, which we will discuss in a bit. In terms... Read more...
Qualcomm is one of the leaders in the Wi-Fi chipset business and the company is updating its product stack with new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) offerings that are marketed under the Networking Pro family (supporting both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands). As with Qualcomm's family of popular Snapdragon SoCs for smartphones, there are four separate SKUs with increasing levels of performance and features. But before we get into the nitty gritty regarding the specs of Qualcomm's new Wi-Fi 6 chipsets, maybe we should give you a quick refresher on what exactly Wi-Fi 6 brings to the table compared to its predecessor, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). Wi-Fi 6 adds support for uplink and downlink orthogonal frequency division multiple... Read more...
There is a fledgling wireless standard that effectively renders the vast majority of home networks out of date -- don't panic though, your stuff isn't necessarily obsolete. It is called Wi-Fi 6, if using the simplified nomenclature that the Wi-Fi Alliance introduced last year, or 802.11ax if you want to stick with the more technical (and potentially confusing for the average consumer) description. Either way, what we have is a bleeding-edge standard that router makers are just now starting to adopt, one that is better equipped to handle the growing number of wireless devices that are commonly found in our homes (PCs and laptops, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, smart speakers, and so forth).... Read more...
You Dawg, D-Link heard you like antennas, so it put some antennas on your antennas. The company has rolled out a pair of new Ultra Wi-Fi routers that are 802.11ax compatible. The products include the AX6000 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-X6060) and the AX11000 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-X9000), and D-Link says that both are designed to push the limits of performance and range. The AX6000 supports speeds up to 6,000 Mbps while the AX11000 supports up to 11,000 Mbps. "With ever-increasing internet speeds, consumers are connecting more devices than ever before," said Nima Jamshidi, Senior Product Line Manager, D-Link. "The D-Link 11ax Ultra Wi-Fi Routers are designed for users looking to future-proof their... Read more...
Within the year, Intel will beef up its portfolio of networking products with 802.11ax Wi-Fi chipsets for mainstream 2x2 and 4x4 home routers and gateways, the company recently announced. Routers and gateways based on Intel's new chipsets will be compatible with today's cable, DSL, and fiber optic networks, delivering faster wireless performance to home consumers and their devices. The Wi-Fi Alliance is still hammering out an official specification for 802.11ax. Once completed and deployed by hardware makers in earnest, 802.11ax will deliver significant performance over 802.11ac Wi-Fi, with up to 40 percent higher peak data rates for a single client device and much better average throughput in... Read more...
Just when you've gone and upgraded your home network to 802.11ac (Wireless-AC) territory, Qualcomm comes out today and starts talking about a fancy new standard, 802.11ax. More specifically, Qualcomm unveiled what it says is the first end-to-end 802.11ax portfolio with new system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for network infrastructure (IPQ8074) and client devices (QCA6290). This is the next generation of wireless connectivity and as is the case with every generational leap, it is a faster solution than the one it will ultimately replace. In this case, 802.11ax can deliver up to 1.8Gbps on the client side through Dual Band Simultaneous (DBS) combining 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, all while consuming two-thirds... Read more...