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Jeff99's avatar
Jeff99
New Contributor
3 years ago

wifi 6

Hello. My computer support wifi 6 connection. How can I set up it?

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  • JonathanJ's avatar
    JonathanJ
    Former Moderator
    @Jeff99

    Are you referring to enabling IPv6 on your computer?

    Jonathan J
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    • Bruce's avatar
      Bruce
      Honored Contributor III

      "WiFi 6" is just rebranding WiFi because, I suppose, consumers couldn't distinguish the different 802.11 letters.

      WiFi 6 (802.11ax) has a theoretical max speed of 9.6 Gbps compared to 3.5 Gbps for WiFi 5 (802.11ac).  Real world, however, its download speed is a fraction of the maximum.

      Unless the Panoramic supports 1024 QAM, MU-MIMO and OFDMA...it's WiFi 5.

      If OP wants a WiFi 6 network, OP needs a WiFi 6 router.

      However, a "problem" with WiFi 6 is it uses the same frequencies as a dual-band -ac router (Panoramic), so all its features to combat congestion and walls are still using the same congested frequencies.

      Here we go with the letters again.  WiFi 6E adds a 3rd frequency (6 GHz) so if you wanted a WiFi 6 network, I'd at least start at 6E.