Wi-Fi 6 Will Supercharge Your Home Networking System
Get the Speed and Reliable Connectivity You Need in Your Home
Are you frustrated by slow internet at home? Do your wireless devices have trouble connecting to your router? Perhaps you notice video lags during conference calls or buffering while you’re trying to watch a movie. Unfortunately, these are the inevitable woes of living in a home with multiple Wi-Fi devices. As more and more smart technologies become part of our lives, older Wi-Fi systems can’t keep up with the demand.
Fortunately, there is a solution for this home networking problem: Wi-Fi 6! In this blog, we’ll explain what Wi-Fi 6 is, how it works, and why you may need it in your Southlake, TX, home. Keep reading for all the details!
What Is Wi-Fi 6?
A router that uses Wi-Fi 6 technology is designed to boost overall performance by offering increased speeds – taking advantage of largely unused radio frequencies. This makes Wi-Fi 6 much faster than the previous technology, Wi-Fi 5. In addition to improved speeds, it transmits wireless signals more efficiently while maintaining reliable connectivity.
But what happened to Wi-Fi 5? It’s still being used in most households across the country. In fact, that’s one of the problems. It’s overused! If you live in a smart home, you likely have 50 or more Wi-Fi devices connected to your home networking system. That includes mobile phones and computers, smart TVs, smart lighting, whole-home audio, home security, motorized shades, and more. It’s far too much for a typical Wi-Fi 5 system to handle because your router can only communicate effectively with so many devices at once.
How Wi-Fi 6 Works
Wi-Fi 6 can handle dozens of connected devices on one network. The technology helps routers communicate better and faster with multiple devices throughout your home. It sends and receives data in the same broadcast, expanding the reach of your router while keeping connections strong even as you add more devices to your home network. A technology known as MU-MIMO (multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output) allows the router to seamlessly communicate with more devices without getting bogged down.
At the same time, Wi-Fi 6 technology helps your router multitask. ODMA (orthogonal frequency division multiple access) technology gives your router the capacity to deliver signals to multiple devices at the same time. No waiting in line! That means no buffering, video lags, dropped internet connections, or weak signals. With an updated Wi-Fi 6 network, your smart home products respond faster, and you can add new technologies without causing strain on your home network.
Should You Upgrade?
If you have a home with only a few Wi-Fi-connected devices, then there’s no need to upgrade, because you probably haven’t experienced network problems. But if you have a smart home with many devices, mobile phone and computer users, and other connected technologies in your home, it’s a good idea to switch to Wi-Fi 6. You’ll be happy you did, because you’ll enjoy much faster speeds and a dependable internet connection.
Learn how we can speed up your internet and improve your Wi-Fi signal. Call Futurian Systems at (866) 597-6616 or fill out our online contact form to request a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.