When the Zoom call freezes, when the connection drops, most people’s only solution to spotty Wi-Fi is to unplug or restart the router, hoping that will help.
Sometimes rebooting a router can help by clearing tasks that have stalled. But if your household has many computers, TVs, phones, and smart homedevices all trying to connect simultaneously, all that traffic is going to slow it down.
The more you ask a router to do, the harder it has to work. And older routers aren’t capable of supporting our modern needs. But with the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology, your Lighthouse Point, FL, home will always enjoy fast connections.
But what is Wi-Fi 6? It’s a common question we hear. Read on to learn how Wi-Fi 6 works and will improve your home networking quality.
Wi-Fi 6, also referred to as 802.11ax, is the latest version of wireless networking technology. It’s faster than ever, with a wireless bandwidth of 9.6 gigabits per second, compared to Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)’s 3.5 Gbps. Wi-Fi 6’s programming lets homeowners run more devices at a time without slowing down the network.
To help youuse many devices in multiple rooms, Wi-Fi 6 operates on a program called MU-MIMO, which stands for ‘multiple-user, multiple-input, multiple outputs.’ Essentially, MU-MIMO permits new Wi-Fi 6 routers to send and receive data with up to eight devices simultaneously. Normally, all commands would have to wait in line to be ‘served’ by the router. But now,the router will treat all your technologies right away.
As 5G cellular networks start to roll out, we’ll all become accustomed to the greater speeds and reduced latency when we’re out and about using our phones. When you come home, you’ll experience a stark contrast between 5G and your old router. But Wi-Fi 6 will bring your home network to speed, so it won’t feel like your house’s system is extremely slow or crashes frequently. Both Wi-Fi 6 and 5G are creating a new era of wireless access, and you’ll be able to stream or work anywhere(indoors and outside) with both.
Is it time to upgrade your home network? You can read up on more tips in our blog series here. Or contact First Priority Audio in South Florida to get started on your network upgrade. We look forward to speaking with you!
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