Are you ready for better performance for advanced connectivity?
Wi-Fi has of course been around for some time now with almost every home having a wireless network. However, as the quality of music and video streaming grows, so does the need for faster broadband and, in turn, greater Wi-Fi speeds. This is why Wi-Fi 6 is the next generation for mobile phones, tablets, portable speakers and more.
Most homes will currently be using broadband routers that have a maximum speed of around 300 megabits per second (Mbps). Which up until now has been more than enough for most uses. But with broadband suppliers now introducing incoming speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps). Its crucial to ensure that routers and, in turn, Wi-Fi access points are specified correctly and are capable of reaching these new heights.
Wi-Fi 6 offers data speeds that are around three times faster than what most homes currently possess, thus enabling superior quality streaming content to be downloaded in no time at all. But to ensure that these speeds are achieved, the correct equipment must be in place and setup accordingly. This should include broadband routers themselves, any data network switches and of course Wi-Fi access points. Should any components not be upgraded correctly, the desired high speed broadband connection may not be achieved. So find a network professional to carry out this and other critical upgrades.
Wi-Fi also brings added security benefits with the introduction of ‘WPA3’. This is a new protocol that makes it even harder for hackers and intruders to access your data network. More on this and other features can be found here at the Wi-Fi Organisation
How do I get Wi-Fi 6?
You need to check your current broadband supplier speeds coming into your property on a laptop with a wired connection. Then test this against what you are receiving over your current Wi-Fi system. New Wi-Fi generations rely on modern hardware and all new devices will start coming with Wi-Fi 6 by standard. so if you have recent phones, tablets and laptop you shouldn’t need to purchase new devices.
You will most certainly need to purchase a new router that is capable of handling the speeds that Wi-Fi 6 offers. All the new router we install now are capable of handling these new speeds being offered by ISP (internet service providers). If you would like us to visit and test your existing setup simple get in touch here and we can arrange a survey.
Article by Damien Smith
I have been in the AV industry for over 20 years, working alongside some very high profile brands. More recently I have been heavily involved in Smart Home Technology, Home Cinema & Lighting Control which I very much enjoy discussing with clients, as well as providing CPD's for a variety of construction partners.