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Re: WiFi 6E when?

AwesomeQA
Apprentice

WiFi 6E when?

When do you think we will see Orbi AX with 6E in the market?
Do you think it would support 160Mhz instead of RBR850 supports only 80Mhz for clients with 6Ghz?
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: WiFi 6E when?

Current Orbi AX doesn't support 6E, will be new chipset and HW.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/02/wi-fi-6e-gets-a-little-closer-to-reality-with-broadcoms-new-...

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AwesomeQA
Apprentice

Re: WiFi 6E when?

TP-Link is about to launch it.
So I hope Netgear will launch Orbi 6E soon too.
https://www.tp-link.com/my/home-networking/deco/deco-x96/
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: WiFi 6E when?

Might be good, though nothing on the client side that supporting of 6E as of yet. 

 

I would avoid anything TP-LInk. 

 

Good Luck. 

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AwesomeQA
Apprentice

Re: WiFi 6E when?

Sure, TP-Link isn’t the best option to go for.
As RBR50 and RBR850 used Qualcomm.
I can’t wait for Orbi 6E from it.
https://www.cnet.com/news/here-come-new-wi-fi-6e-chipsets-from-qualcomm-for-faster-more-capable-mobi...
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: WiFi 6E when?

I would expect anything until maybe later this year or next. Orbi AX 6 is on NGs mind currently. I presume maybe some early development at some level but won't be anything until later on. Would need some beta testing as well before going to market. Just nothing on the client side for supporting it right now. Like AX was past year or two. AX is just getting going and seems to be getting a good running start. 6E will be complete new HW. Smiley Wink

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AwesomeQA
Apprentice

Re: WiFi 6E when?

Right, but 6E is part of AX, it will use 6Ghz.

So do you think there will be major firmware changes?

Netgear annonced it will support WiFi 6E.

Two major router companies, Linksys and Netgear, have signaled

that they’re on board. And Apple previously said the

FCC’s approval “sets the course for the next generation of Wi-Fi networks.”

 

Massive Capacity

Industry-leading 16-stream Wi-Fi 6E offering with full 8-streams

available for legacy 5GHz traffic.

 

 https://www.qualcomm.com/products/qualcomm-networking-pro-1610-platform

 

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: WiFi 6E when?

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/23/21231623/6ghz-wifi-6e-explained-speed-availability-fcc-approval

 

Look like it so far:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WLAN_channels#6_GHz_(802.11ax)

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Coronator
Aspirant

Re: WiFi 6E when?

I think the biggest deal near term at least with WiFi 6E will be a 6ghz backhaul. Will take years for enough WiFi 6E clients to filter in, but that will be an immediate improvement for mesh networks.
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: WiFi 6E when?

6E will be a whole new product. 

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FarmerBob1
Luminary

Re: WiFi 6E when?

I read an article not too long ago about a manufacturer asking the FCC to do WiFi7 testing. I wouldn't be surprised if WiFi now doesn't follow computing porcessor evolution. With a Speed/Level Doubling every 18 months. But now that processor dev is in the single digit nm area, it's slowing. But WiFi is all Blue Sky . . .

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: WiFi 6E when?

And were just getting 2.5Gb on the WAN port now. Still waiting on the LAN side. Though CPU capasity and processing will be needed for that as time goes on. Smiley Wink

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AwesomeQA
Apprentice

Re: WiFi 6E when?

Its getting closer now.

Asus just revealed the first router that supports next-gen Wi-Fi 6E connections

https://www.cnet.com/news/asus-just-revealed-the-first-router-that-supports-next-gen-wi-fi-6e-connec...
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: WiFi 6E when?

I bet thats gonna be pricy. Smiley Tongue

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AwesomeQA
Apprentice

Re: WiFi 6E when?

Yes, it will be pricey, but will also push the competition.

WiFi 6E is getting closer now.

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: WiFi 6E when?

Still a ways off though. 

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JamesD7000
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Re: WiFi 6E when?

Hi,

Could this year end bring some ' positive ' news for Wifi 6E ... or should we all wait for CES 2021 to hope for real new annoucements ...?

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: WiFi 6E when?

Someone sent me a message about intel AX210 being released in China. Still nothing majorly else where. I would wait till next year for 6E and even then, will be beyond that before lots of items being marketed. I thought I saw Asus coming up with a router with 6E as well. Orbi AX will not see 6E. Requires new HW. Smiley Embarassed

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JamesD7000
Tutor

Re: WiFi 6E when?

@FURRYe38 

 

Thanks a lot for your insight ...

Let us hope some new hardware units will be announced at CES 2021 ... to celebrate the New Year ( ... and hopefully forget this one ...)

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: WiFi 6E when?

Agreed. SOOOOOOO ready for 2020 to be over. I was over with it when we started it. LOL. Smiley Tongue

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: WiFi 6E when?

https://www.fiercewireless.com/devices/wi-fi-alliance-launches-certification-for-6e-devices

 


@JamesD7000 wrote:

 

Thanks a lot for your insight ...

Let us hope some new hardware units will be announced at CES 2021 ... to celebrate the New Year ( ... and hopefully forget this one ...)


 

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Topology
Luminary

Re: WiFi 6E when?

NETGEAR has announced the RAXE500, a WiFi 6E router.

Model: RAX120|Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream WiFi Router
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JamesD7000
Tutor

Re: WiFi 6E when?

@Topology 

 

Great Great News ...!!!

 

Many Thanks for the Info ... Smiley Very Happy

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: WiFi 6E when?

https://dongknows.com/netgear-nighthawk-raxe500-wi-fi-6e-router-review/

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FarmerBob1
Luminary

Re: WiFi 6E when?


@FURRYe38 wrote:

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/23/21231623/6ghz-wifi-6e-explained-speed-availability-fcc-approval

 

Look like it so far:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WLAN_channels#6_GHz_(802.11ax)


To add to Mr. Furryes' Wiki Post: IEEE_802.11ax 

 

Although, excerpt from the above: "The 802.11ax (WiFi6) standard is expected to be published in February 2021."

Sir ORBI: Defender, Protector and Provider of WiFi to the people . . .
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" . . . it's not over until the Dragons are done strafing the lands and the Internet still works."
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