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Users with premium broadband plans who upgrade to the latest Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) routers might be able to enjoy blistering speeds of over 1 Gbps on devices that support the latest wireless standard.

This is according to court documents spotted by The Verge, which indicate that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has agreed with the FCC on opening up 1,200 MHz of spectrum in the 6 GHz band for unlicensed use. The decision will reportedly enable speeds of up to 2 Gbps via Wi-Fi 6E.

“In the immediate future, while 6GHz Wi-Fi has the same theoretical top speed as 5GHz Wi-Fi, the extra space means that instead of getting so much interference from other devices and nearby networks, you’ll have a faster, more consistent connection,” The Verge explained in its coverage.

“Last year a representative for the Wi-Fi Alliance told The Verge that this should enable 1–2 Gbps connections over Wi-Fi, similar to what you see now with mmWave 5G.”

Wi-Fi 6E differentiates itself from Wi-Fi 6 by leveraging the new 6 GHz band for increased speeds but includes all of its standard counterpart’s main features, which include MU-MIMO technology for routers to communicate with more devices simultaneously. Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) is already in development with maximum transfer rates of up to 46 Gbps.

Source: The Verge

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7 Comments

  1. I can’t wait to see the random consumer “gaming” routers that come out for $500 with a bajillion antenna sticking out all over the place

  2. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 45863, member: 96″]
    I can’t wait to see the random consumer “gaming” routers that come out for $500 with a bajillion antenna sticking out all over the place
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    That’s definitely already a thing. It would really be better if they focused more on mesh systems than on trying to get the most performance as possible out of a single access point.

  3. [QUOTE=”LazyGamer, post: 45866, member: 1367″]
    That’s definitely already a thing. It would really be better if they focused more on mesh systems than on trying to get the most performance as possible out of a single access point.
    [/QUOTE]
    Even mesh systems need solid networking between them be that wireless or wired. Best case is being able to dedicate a wifi 6 (e) channel to your mesh connections and a different channel for guest devices. Unless you’re going wired to your mesh devices then I question why unless it’s for phones and tablets I guess.

  4. [QUOTE=”LazyGamer, post: 45866, member: 1367″]
    That’s definitely already a thing. It would really be better if they focused more on mesh systems than on trying to get the most performance as possible out of a single access point.
    [/QUOTE]
    Oh I know

    my favorite to date

    [URL unfurl=”true”]https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-ax11000/[/URL]

    [ATTACH type=”full”]1385[/ATTACH]

  5. Any decent router exceeds by internet connection anyway. I would prefer 1gig internet to drop in price that’s for sure.

  6. The whole game accelerator and QOS options on routers are only useful if your connection is struggling. That and the 10 gigabit wireless connectivity is BS as well. It’s reflecting total peak transfer rate across all channels on the router to reflect that number. So you or the router would need to be smart enough to divide devices up between channels based on load at that moment in time.

    More importantly beyond being able to provide wifi to the location and enough speed to.aaturate your Wan connection you only need ports and channels to support your required devices.

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