Wi-Fi 6 & Wi-Fi 6e Access Points? How to choose?

What is Wi-Fi 6E and How Does It Work? | HPE Aruba Networking

Recently, we have found that some of our customers face a dilemma when choosing between Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E access points.

  • WIFI-6E is more powerful but more expensive, do I need to buy it?
  • WIFI-6 obsolete? Will it cause inconvenience for me to use it?

Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E are the latest wireless networking technologies that offer significant improvements in speed, efficiency, and performance. The main difference lies in the frequency bands they use and the features they support:

Wi-Fi 6:

  1. Frequency Bands: Uses 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands.

  2. Speed and Efficiency: Wi-Fi 6 offers faster data transfer speeds compared to its predecessor Wi-Fi 5, and it supports connecting more devices simultaneously. It improves network efficiency through technologies like OFDMA and MU-MIMO.

  3. Energy Savings: Wi-Fi 6 supports Target Wake Time (TWT), which helps devices conserve battery life.

Wi-Fi 6E:

  1. Frequency Bands: In addition to supporting the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands like Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E also supports the 6GHz band, which provides more wireless spectrum and helps reduce network congestion.

  2. More Bandwidth: The 6GHz band offers more non-overlapping channels, which is an advantage in dense network environments.

  3. Higher Speed: Due to the wider bandwidth of the 6GHz band and less interference, Wi-Fi 6E can theoretically provide higher speeds.

What Is Wi-Fi 6E? | PCMag

Choosing Between Them:

  • If you want your devices to use the latest frequency bands, offer faster speeds, and provide higher performance, then Wi-Fi 6E is the better choice.

  • However, if you do not need the 6GHz band (for example, because it is not supported in your area), Wi-Fi 6 devices can still offer excellent performance and efficiency.

  • Consider the wireless environment around you and the device compatibility. If you have many devices to connect and require high speed and performance, Wi-Fi 6E may be more suitable.

What device classes support Wi-Fi 6E?

  • Standard Power (SP) AP
  • Low Power Indoor (LPI) AP
  • Very Low Power (VLP) AP

How do I choose a Wi-Fi 6E vendor?

  • A track record of proven innovation
  • Commitment to certification by industry standards (Wi-Fi Alliance)
  • A full portfolio to support indoor, outdoor, hazardous location (HazLoc), and remote workers

Aruba Products | Networks - Best Prices | Mtech Services | Dubai

HPE Aruba is worth considering when choosing a brand of equipment! Aruba's Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E Access Points offer great features and performance. 

Of course, after determining the WIFI standard you need to buy, you also need to choose the specific model according to the size of your scene range.

If the usage scene is indoor.

For WIFI-6 standard, you can choose R2H28A AP-505 (RW), R2H22A AP-504 (RW) in Aruba 500 series.

For WIFI-6E standard, you can choose Aruba R7J49A AP-615 (RW), R7J27A AP-635 (RW) from Aruba 600 series.

If the application is outdoor, you can choose

Wifi6 standard, you can choose Aruba R4H22A AP-577 (RW), R4H17A Aruba AP-575 (RW) in Aruba 500 series.

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