Items tagged with wi-fi-6

ASUS is brimming with wireless routers across a wide spectrum of speed and capabilities, and it just added another one to the mix—the TUF Gaming AX3000 V2. While this one doesn't fit within its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand, it brings an aggressive aesthetic to the router scene and, more importantly, offers lots of... Read more...
It never fails when it comes to technology—as soon as you upgrade to the latest and greatest thing, a new and better thing crashes the party. Right now that new thing is Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be), a next-generation wireless standard that is officially off the ground (sort of) with Broadcom sampling complete end-to-end... Read more...
TP-Link is hoping to give your home network a speed boost with its new Archer AX73 router based on the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard introduced a few years ago. Pricing checks in at $200, so it is not a budget model by any stretch. However, on the surface it appears to offer some decent value for the asking price... Read more...
As technology takes over the automotive space for more intelligent driving experiences, there are increasingly more powerful processing platforms to control various powertrain, infotainment, and safety subsystems. Such is the case with Qualcomm's new 4th generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform. This new... Read more...
ASUS has unveiled a new mesh Wi-Fi system that promises to deliver wireless connectivity everywhere, securely. The product is called the ZenWifi AX Mini (XD4) and can be purchased in a package of three with coverage for up to 4800 square feet and more than five rooms. A smaller system promising to cover up to 3300... Read more...
Just when you thought it was safe to upgrade to a Wi-Fi 6 router and complementing wireless devices, here we are with a new wave of Wi-Fi 6E chips that will be launching in new products later this year. For those not in the know, Wi-Fi 6E is a new version of Wi-Fi that leverages 6GHz spectrum that was the Federal... Read more...
It seems as though mesh Wi-Fi routers are all the rage these days, but AmpliFi is going a taking a slightly different approach with its new Alien router. At first glance, you can tell that AmpliFi is beating to a different drum compared to the rest of the industry, as the Alien has an integrated portrait-style touch... Read more...
TP-Link has announced the launch of new WiFi 6 routers that it calls "highly affordable,” which include the Archer AX3000 and Archer AX1500. Both of them support 802.11ax wireless connectivity, which is WiFi 6. The Archer AX3000 has an Intel chipset and supports dual-band speeds of up to 3 Gbps, which is up to three... Read more...
Over the past few months, we have seen a spattering of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) routers enter the fray, including the ASUS ROG GT-AX11000 and Netgear Nighthawk AX8, both of which we recently put under the microscope. There was a caveat to our testing, however—we had to benchmark them using Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) hardware... Read more...
We know that Google has a hardware event coming up next month, but what exactly will the company introduce? One of the items is rumored to be a new mesh router system, presumably built around the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard. Assuming the info is accurate, it will be sold as a "Nest Wifi" system with... Read more...
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"... Read more...
Home networking has not traditionally been a sexy affair, though more recently, router makers have released spiffy looking models with easy setup routines and whole home coverage. Keeping the modern vibe going, Netgear on Friday announced the release of its Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh System, which is a fancy way of saying it's... 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.... 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... 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... Read more...
Netgear on Tuesday announced four new high-end Wi-Fi 6 wireless routers for increasingly connected homes. The expanded lineup arrives as households see an increasing number of gadgets vie for bandwidth, from PCs and game consoles, to smartphones and a growing base of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This is where... Read more...
As video and image files grow with higher resolution cameras and sensors, it takes an increasing amount of bandwidth to transfer those files around a wireless network. To support the need for faster transfer speeds, the Wi-Fi Alliance is working on ever faster Wi-Fi technology. It has announced Wi-Fi 6, the... Read more...