Common Questions Regarding Wi-Fi 6E wireless router

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Updated 06-14-2023 09:38:56 AM FAQ view icon27183
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Q1. What is Wi-Fi 6E?

Wi-Fi 6E is an upgraded version of Wi-Fi 6, it extends Wi-Fi 6 into the 6GHz band. Wi-Fi 6E works with the same standard as Wi-Fi 6 but with an extended-spectrum. 6GHz is the new frequency band ranging from 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz, allowing up to 1,200 MHz of additional spectrum. Unlike the existing bands on which channels are currently crammed into the limited spectrum, the 6GHz band exists without overlap or interference.

Q2. What are the benefits of using a 6GHz network?

Nowadays, most houses have a Dual-Band wireless router that broadcasts both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi signals. These routers are mostly overlapping with each other because the 2.4GHz and 5Ghz channels are very limited, which leads to tremendous 2.4Ghz and 5GHz wireless interference between neighbors.

However, 6GHz has seven 160MHz channels, which means there won’t be any overlapping as long as you select a different channel from your neighbor. 6GHz wireless is designed to resolve overlapping and interference problems, providing you with the best 4K/8K streaming, gaming, and high-speed downloading experience.

Q3. Which client devices support 6GHz wireless signal?

6GHz Wi-Fi is supported on Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 7 products. Since Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 7 are hardware-dependent, client devices manufactured before 2020 is not likely to support 6GHz Wi-Fi. Here are some common wireless client devices that support 6GHz radio:

Common 6GHz Wireless client devices

Note: The above list might not include all devices vendors or models that support 6GHz and there will be more in the future. To make sure that the device is 6GHz capable, it is recommended to refer to the official website of the end devices or contact the device vendor.

The following takes Intel’s AX211 network adapter as an example for reference, you may find the bands 6GHz in the specifications:

Q4. How to update the driver of my wireless adapter?

Please go to the manufacturer’s official website to update the driver.

For Intel wireless adapter: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005478/wireless.html

For TP-Link wireless adapter: https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/archer-txe75e/

Q5. Can my old phones and laptops work with a Wi-Fi 6E router?

Yes, Wi-Fi 6E products have 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless radio as well. Your old phones and laptops can still connect to the traditional 2.4GHz or 5GHz band. But if you want to use a 6GHz wireless signal, please improve your wireless clients to 6GHz capable.

Q6. What channels do Wi-Fi 6E have?

Wi-Fi 6E allows for 7 additional 160 MHz channels, divided into 4 continuous non-crossing sub-bands (U-NII-5, 6, 7, 8).

Due to the difference in wireless regulations of different countries or areas, available 6E channels might differ.

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