Traditionally, routers have done an excellent job of connecting devices to the Internet, modern users’ need for high speed and low latency for gaming and HD video has meant that the ability of Wi-Fi networks to deliver faster speeds to more devices has become critical.
The new Wi-Fi standard 802.11ax, also known as Wi-Fi 6, hopes to enable the latest routers to deal with those challenges and help facilitate a new generation of technologies and connected devices.
Wi-Fi 6 will allow transfer speeds up to 9.6Gbps compared to 3.5Gbps currently available on Wi-Fi 5.
Users will need to upgrade their routers. New generation routers should support Wi-Fi 6 by default, and if you’re in the market for a new router, it may be wise to wait until you can find one that uses the new Wi-Fi standard.