Wi-Fi 6Next Generation Wi-Fi
What is Wi-Fi 6?
The next generation of the Wi-Fi standard is Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, the latest step in a journey of nonstop innovation. The standard builds on the strengths of 802.11ac while adding efficiency, flexibility, and scalability that allows new and existing networks increased speed and capacity with next-generation applications.
How does Wi-Fi 6 compare?
|802.11n (Wi-Fi 4)||802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)||802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)|
|Frequency bands||2.4 GHz and 5 GHz||5 GHz only||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz|
|Channel size (MHz)||20, 40||20, 40, 80, 80 + 80, and 160||20, 40, 80, 80 + 80, and 160|
|Frequency multiplexing||OFDM||OFDM||OFDM and OFDMA|
|MU-MIMO||N/A||DL||DL and UL|
|OFDMA||N/A||N/A||DL and UL|