Wi-Fi 6 Versus Wi-Fi 5 – real-world performance and speeds

Mark Heath photoWith broadband speeds continuing to accelerate, Wi-Fi – often the weakest link in the broadband chain – is playing catch-up. The latest Wi-Fi technology – called Wi-Fi 6 or 802.11ax – promises to deliver significantly better performance than Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac).

Although Ubiquiti’s new Wi-Fi 6 Access Points are currently like gold dust with very limited global availability, I am very grateful to Ubiquiti for supplying me with two units. I’ve been testing these since January and will be publishing my review shortly.

Before I do this, I have produced an article that sets expectations on the real-world performance of Wi-Fi 6. The article shows that Wi-Fi performance is just as dependent on how close you are to your Wi-Fi router or Access Point as with Wi-Fi 5. So, if you are not going to invest in multiple Access Points, there seems little point opting for Wi-Fi 6.

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You can read the article here:

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