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Top 3 WiFi 6 Myths and Facts in 2023

Do you want to know the common myths about WiFi 6? If yes, check the top three myths about WiFi 6 and learn the facts. Also, learn about the benefits of WiFi 6 and why you should upgrade. If you missed the first blog in this WiFi 6 series, check it out HERE.

WiFi 6: Top 3 Myths and Facts

Let’s tackle the myths and get the facts straight about WiFi 6.

Myth #1: WiFi 6 is a Marketing Gimmick

Fact:

  • WiFi 6 is neither a marketing gimmick nor mandatory update developers emphasize to check a box.
  • It significantly increases your work speed, capacity, and overall performance. This is particularly true in high-density network environments.
  • A high-density network usually includes over thirty clients connecting to an AP (access point). It may include:
    • Web browsing
    • VoIP (Voice over IP)
    • Video conferencing
    • Automated facilities management
    • Audio and video streaming
    • HD and 4k data streaming and many more

It is important to note that most environments besides personal use are considered high-density.

Myth #2: WiFi 6 Update is Costly and Serves Enterprises Only

Fact:

  • WiFi 6 is believed to be more expensive than WiFi 5 or other previous iterations. Again, it is a popular misconception. In fact, many WiFi 6 devices are less costly than their earlier counterparts. As wireless tech has improved, manufacturers and designers are better equipped to produce higher-performance products at competitive prices.
  • Another popular misconception about WiFi 6 is that it is only compatible with high-end devices and environments. However, it is not valid. WiFi 6 technology is compatible with all kinds of systems. Furthermore, the WiFi 6 routers are already available at affordable prices. This enables you to easily upgrade your existing WiFi 5 system and use it for all purposes and applications.
    • WiFi 6 is beneficial to both private use and large enterprises. Due to increased efficiency, faster speed, and overall better performance, you can handle more devices simultaneously.
Myth #3: WiFi 6 isn’t Available Yet

Fact:

  • Many people still believe that WiFi 6 isn’t available yet. However, the truth is the IEEE Standards Board approved Draft 8 in February 2021. Currently, it is available. In addition, all support structures are already firmly in place.
  • In fact, WiFi 7 is all set to be available next year (in 2024). Once it goes online, it’ll increase your Mbit/s processing from 9608 Mbit/sec to 46120 Mbit/s! That’s an incredible 5-fold increase in processing speed.

What are you waiting for? Get your WiFi 6 upgrade now!

In the next blog of this series, you’ll learn why WiFi 6 delivers better performance across every spectrum of wireless networking. You can explore the next blog on WiFi 6 soon!

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WaaS offers options purpose-built to serve every IT need. Whether your organization has no existing WiFi network or a fully developed IT infrastructure, Black Box offers a managed solution for every WiFi network, whether it is staff/cadre-focused or guest-only.

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