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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 non-stop innovation.


Meet the 6th generation of Wi-Fi

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.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) proposed the Wi-Fi 6 standard so it can couple the freedom and high speed of Gigabit Ethernet wireless with the reliability and predictability found in licensed radio.



How reliable is Wi-Fi 6?

A more consistent and dependable network connection provides a seamless experience for clients, Internet of Things (IoT), and all apps, especially voice and video.

How can I increase my network capacity?

As wireless demands increase and include more IoT devices, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) handles more data across the airways than previous Wi-Fi standards. It also handles more active clients per access point.

How much faster is Wi-Fi 6?

Wi-Fi 6 achieves speeds up to 4 times faster than previous Wi-Fi standards, improving the user experience and performance of bandwidth-hungry apps like voice, video, and collaboration

Will Wi-Fi 6 cover 2.4 –GHz band?

The last upgrade for 2.4 GHz was 10 years ago. Wi-Fi 6 brings new improvements to the 2.4-GHz band that make your wireless work better with IoT devices that require more energy efficiency and better Wi-Fi coverage

The Cisco Advantage

  • Go beyond Wi-Fi 6 with Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series access points and our wireless controllers.
  • Gain intelligence that's gathered, analysed, and used to run your network more efficiently through Cisco DNA Assurance.
  • Address the growing number of IoT devices with app hosting and multiprotocol support of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Zigbee, and Thread.