IT - Wireless

Comparing Wi-Fi 6E To Wi-Fi 6
Network Computing, March 24th, 2020
Those planning to upgrade their Wi-Fi 4 and 5 networks in the next six to 18 months, may want to consider holding off until 6E hardware becomes widely available

"The Wi-Fi Alliance recently did a great service by rebranding the oft-confusing IEEE technical nomenclature of Wi-Fi standards to ones that are far easier to understand. Now instead of figuring out which specification is the latest and greatest between IEEE 802.11n, 802.11ac, and 802.11ax - we have Wi-Fi 4, Wi-Fi 5, and Wi-Fi 6. That's great news, yet it seems as if the simplicity was short-lived. With the recent announcement of Wi-Fi 6E, many enterprise IT leaders are left wondering how Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E differ - and if those differences are relevant to their current wireless LAN roadmap...."

Wi-Fi certified WPA3 technology-available with Wi-Fi 6-offers big networking improvements, enabling businesses to increase guest satisfaction and more proactively keep hackers out of user connections.

"Wi-Fi has become a ubiquitous and crucial piece of how business gets done across the world, providing fast and easy wireless connections in airports, hotel lobbies and on all types of campuses and educational settings. But fast and simple hasn't always meant safe, and too many organizations have offered publicly available hotspots that are fully open and highly insecure.

Ignoring significant threats is no longer acceptable. Offering wireless connections without security leaves valued customers and visitors vulnerable to all kinds of threats to their identity, privacy and even their bank accounts...."

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