Wi-Fi 6 vs Wi-Fi 6E: Here’s the difference

by birtanpublished on September 7, 2020

Wi-Fi six is the newest and fastest version of Wi-Fi but this year there's something new called Wi-Fi 6e that promises to take Wi-Fi six to a whole new level now what does that mean exactly I'll explain first Wi-Fi six is the

Newest version of the 802 11 Wireless standard that we commonly call Wi-Fi the last generation was 802 dot eleven AC but the new six generation is 802 11 ax now that's not easy enough for consumers to keep track of so the Wi-Fi industry

Decided to brand the new six gen standard as Wi-Fi six simple enough right Wi-Fi six is better because it's designed to send data to multiple places at once in a way that's a lot more

Efficient than before imagine that your router is a busy bartender and that all the devices on your network are thirsty patrons who are all trying to order drinks at once now imagine that the bartender suddenly grows an extra set of

Arms he's able to make multiple drinks at once and serve multiple customers at the same time it's super impressive that's Wi-Fi six in a nutshell it makes four routers that are really really good at multitasking and then there's speed

Wi-Fi devices translate radio waves into chunks of binary code using a trick called quadrature amplitude modulation or qualm for short and Wi-Fi six routers are a lot better at it than before older Wi-Fi five routers are capable of

256 qualm which allows them to send eight digits of binary code with each transmission Wi-Fi six raises that to 1024 qualm which means that Wi-Fi six routers can send ten digits of binary at a time now that might sound like a small

Change but it's a big part of the reason why Wi-Fi six can move data around about 30 percent faster than Wi-Fi five so faster top speeds better multitasking that's what you get with Wi-Fi six but what exactly is Wi-Fi six e for starters

The E and six e stands for expanded until now Wi-Fi devices can only operate in the 2.4 and 5 gigahertz bands but an FCC vote changed that and opened up the six gigahertz band – so why five six e devices are the only ones that can

Operate an all three bands not just the first two the new six gigahertz band is the biggest of all it operates like a major expressway with room for lots and lots of traffic all at once that's what you

Get with Wi-Fi 6e with a Wi-Fi six router and Wi-Fi six devices on your network your home will have the fastest possible version of Wi-Fi and your older generation Wi-Fi devices will still be able to connect just like always

Because Wi-Fi 6 is totally backwards compatible with previous versions of Wi-Fi you got lots of devices to choose from at this point including the newest iPhones and Samsung Galaxy devices but if you're waiting for Wi-Fi 6e we're not

Going to see the first routers that support it until the end of 2020 with more devices slated to follow in 2021

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