At the same time, Wi-Fi 5 will require more power than Wi-Fi 6 to handle multi-tasking needs when surfing the Internet, and will cause more delays due to the different response speeds of devices. So what's so special about Wi-Fi 6? From a technical point of view, I think it solves a lot of problems with old standards. Sister Qiao An has compiled the five major features of Wi-Fi 6 for your reference, especially for heavy users of the Internet. There is really a significant progress in lifting, device cooling, etc.
1. Low latency
Through the revolutionary combination of OFDMA, MU-MIMO and BSS Coloring, WiFi 6 technology can provide up to 4 times higher network capacity to reduce latency in traffic-intensive environments. At the same time, WiFi5 will require more power than WiFi6 to handle multiplexing requirements when surfing the Internet, and will cause more delays due to different device response speeds. Through the revolutionary combination of OFDMA, MU-MIMO and BSS Coloring, WiFi 6 technology can provide up to 4 times higher network capacity to reduce latency in traffic-intensive environments.
2. Faster transmission
Wi-Fi 6 has an innovative 1024-QAM modulation technology that breaks through existing speed limits. It can accommodate 25% more information, greatly increase the performance by 1.25 times, and increase the speed up to 9.6 Gbps.
3. It can handle the needs of multiple people and multiple jobs
Wi-Fi 5 supports less than 30 devices, and Wi-Fi 6 supports up to 200 devices.
4. low power consumption, more power saving
When there is no signal transmission, the Wi-Fi function is in a dormant state. Only a small amount of data transmission is required to keep the software and smart devices connected, which increases the battery life of Wi-Fi devices (such as IoT devices) and saves 50 % about the power (the modem itself + the device itself). The Target Wake Time (TWT) feature allows the device to sleep when it does not need to communicate with the router, reducing power consumption by up to 7 times and greatly improving battery life. So you can significantly extend the battery life of your phone or laptop.
5. The signal covers farther
At present, most users' mobile phones, tablets, computers and modems are all Wi-Fi 5. Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 also use 2.4G and 5G protocol standards. They have the same penetration power, but have Better speed and support. Through OFDMA technology, the shortcoming of 5G signal distance is improved, and it can be used with AP router or MESH router (equivalent to adding an extension) (additional purchase is required) to extend the signal, extend the broadband coverage (horizontal + vertical), and distinguish each channel. For smaller sub-channels, these sub-channels have a smaller bandwidth, allowing them to increase the signal range by up to 80%. The result is a less Wi-Fi dead space, enabling a ubiquitous network environment. Wi-Fi 6 is like a bigger highway with multiple spurs at the same time, allowing you to get to your destination faster and more smoothly.