WiFi 6E – Benefits, How It Works & How to Get It
Let's Talk About WiFi 6E
If your life moves at the speed of sound, your WiFi should too. WiFi 6E, the next generation of wireless internet, boasts additional speed, stability, security, and lower battery consumption. Sounds too good to be true, right? As your trusted internet provider, we gathered everything you need to know about WiFi 6E.
What is WiFi 6E?
WiFi 6E is the latest (and greatest) in wireless technology, offering more bandwidth than ever before. Unlike other mesh systems, your devices will have direct access to the all-new, 6GHz band. Experience greater capacity, 75% less latency, and the fastest speeds yet.
What Are the Benefits of WiFi 6E?
WiFi 6E can transmit speeds at up to 9.6 gigabytes per second (gbps) – three times faster than the previous generation. That’s lab tested, top end capability. In your home, the big thing to understand is that speeds up to 1 gig (the most common top end service offered by most ISPs) should be no problem for your wireless network like they were for the previous generation of WiFi.
WiFi 6E improves upon the spectrum and channel bandwidth of WiFi 6 with access to the fast and spacious 6GHz Band. The 6GHz band supports up to 14 80MHz channels or 7 160 MHz channels which means you’ll have a faster connection and greater capacity for video conferencing, 8k gaming and VR applications. (Read: less buffering and connection issues while streaming your favorite movie).
Built specifically to emphasize quality connections in locations with thousands of connected devices (think: arenas, concert venues, anywhere your WiFi tends to get a little spotty), it also employs Base Service Station (BSS) Color to mark frames from neighboring networks.
Less Power Consumption
In addition to improved speed, WiFi 6E reduces power consumption with target wake time (TWT), which allows devices to minimize how often they need to send or receive data. This increases device sleep time and substantially improves battery life.
Additional benefits are on the horizon too, forthcoming as usage for WiFi 6E becomes more widespread.
How Does WiFi 6E Work?
Like a sparkly new toy, WiFi 6E is full of fresh features. Getting a little more technical - orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) is a technology that subdivides each of the available channels on a given access point (AP), resulting in more stability and wider coverage. WiFi 6E also supports multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output (MU-MIMO) technology, which allows for any given AP to handle traffic from up to eight users at a time, increasing the bandwidth for more devices. Talk about efficient.
How Can I Get WiFi 6E?
This is where we come in! While newer laptops, tablets, and smartphones likely have WiFi 6E compatibility, you’ll also need a new router or wireless mesh system. This creates a central hub with smaller access points placed throughout your home, so you have the same network coverage everywhere. HomeFi℠, short for "whole home WiFi," is our mesh system that combines Blue Ridge internet with eero pro. It’s built for any space, unusual layouts, and easy management. Plus, we have the tools you need to manage your experience with advanced content filters, Block and Allow Sites, dynamic ad blocking, and historical network insights. We’re best-in-class for a reason - we’re here to protect you.
Your life moves at the speed of sound, and you need an internet solution that can keep up. HomeFi℠ uses a wireless mesh system with the latest technology to get you closer than ever. Check out our support center to learn more about WiFi 6E and how we can help.