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Wi-Fi 6 Is Paving Road From Dream To Reality

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With Wi-Fi getting ubiquitous across residential areas and public spots, devices, small and large, also started connecting to them. When a significant number of devices get to connect to a single Wi-Fi, the router’s capacity is spread thin, resulting in minimum connectivity speed.

This is the situation to which Wi-Fi 6 is bowed, expected to make data delivery more efficient and faster. When this next generation Wi-Fi unveils in CES, the most sought after question will be centred on its speed. Well, sources partially project it to possess a speed of 9.6 Gbps. Rather than clinging around the speed of Wi-Fi 6, it has a lot to tell about improving the network when a number of devices are connected at once. Now residential areas have

a minimum of 5 to 9 Wi-Fi devices, with many organizations looking forward to hit 50 on average. Wi-Fi 6, but can make sure that they don’t have to go that far.

With devices added to a network, routers can communicate with many devices connected at once. Wi-Fi 6 is formulated to mitigate issues that come up with so many devices connected to a single network. It would enable connectivity between routers and devices, facilitates routers to send data to multiple devices in the same broadcast. The new-age Wi-Fi will make devices schedule check-ins with the router. The flagship is to keep the connectivity stronger even after more devices start getting connected.

Things that excite Wi-Fi 6 do not end there. The technology is further levelling up to formulate communication with a router to set up a timeframe that keeps the antennas in power mode. This would result in less battery drain and consumption. Technocrats explain the feature known as Target Wake Time, which could enable routers to schedule check-in times with devices. They foresee that this feature can be utilized more for low-powered Wi-Fi devices which have to update status in every interval. With unravelling of new security protocol called WPA3 in 2018, it has become a major challenge for hackers to crack passwords. Wi-Fi 6 is set up in such as way that, to receive certification from Wi-Fi Alliance it is required to have WPA3 security. Current devices that deluge the market support this security protocol.

The presence of Wi-Fi 6 is likely to boost this year with Wi-Fi Alliance launching Wi-Fi 6 certification for 2020. Though it is not going to radically improve the wireless speeds at once, the developments are on the way as more devices start supporting the new standards.

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