Wi-Fi 6E

Beyond the Boundaries of Wi-Fi 6

What’s Wi-Fi 6E?

Simply put, Wi-Fi 6E means Wi-Fi 6 extended to the 6 GHz band. Wi-Fi 6E works with the same standard as Wi-Fi 6 but with an extended spectrum. 6 GHz is the new frequency band ranging from 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz, allowing up to 1,200 MHz of additional spectrum. Unlike the existing bands on which channels are currently crammed into the limited spectrum, 6 GHz band exists without overlap or interference. Access to the 6 GHz frequency brings more bandwidth, faster speeds, and lower latency, opening up resources for future innovations like in AR/VR, 8K streaming and more.

*WiFi 6 is the next-gen standard in WiFi technology, also known as “AX WiFi” or “802.11ax WiFi”.
Learn more about WiFi 6

Note: The FCC opened up 1200 MHz of spectrum in the 6 GHz band, paving the way for Wi-Fi 6E in the US. Hong Kong has opened up 500 MHz spectrum in the 6 GHz band (ranging from 5.925 GHz to 6.425 GHz) for the implementation of wireless access systems.

Why Do We Need the 6 GHz Band

  • Increasing Number of WiFi Devices

    Increasing Number
    of Wi-Fi Devices

  • Heavier Traffic on WiFi

    Heavier Traffic on Wi-Fi

  • Overcrowding on Original Bands

    Overcrowding
    on Original Bands

  • Overcrowding on Original Bands

    Signal Interference From 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

    Minimize Network Interference
    from Your Neighbor

How Will Wi-Fi 6E Influence Daily Life

Wi-Fi 6E utilizes the capabilities of 6 GHz to enable high-bandwidth applications that require faster data throughput such as high-definition video streaming and virtual reality, as well as lower latency connectivity for online gaming applications.

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    More spectrum,
    lower latency

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    Wider channels,
    more throughput

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    Congestion-free,
    less interference

  • Warp Speeds for 8K Streaming

  • Online Gaming with No Lag

  • Ultra-Smooth VR/AR Experience

Wi-Fi 6E Makes a Difference

  • Clean and Congestion-Free

    Unlike the crowded 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, the wide-open 6 GHz spectrum is occupied only by efficient Wi-Fi 6 connections, removing frustrations currently caused by overcrowding on many WiFi networks. Channels on the newly opened 6 GHz band also wouldn’t overlap with each other, greatly reducing network congestion.

  • Wider Lanes for Faster Speeds

    Wi-Fi 6E allows for 7 additional 160 MHz channels that double bandwidth and throughput, enabling many more simultaneous transmissions at the highest possible speeds. This translates to users enjoying 8K movies, AR/VR gaming, and large file downloads—all without buffering.

    2.4 GHz: does not allow 160 MHz channels

    5 GHz: allow 2× 160 MHz channels

    6 GHz: allow 7× 160 MHz channels

    Note: Due to the regulations, Hong Kong has opened up 500 MHz (3× 160 MHz) spectrum in the 6 GHz band for the implementation of wireless access systems.

  • 160 MHz channels

    bring 2× bandwidth and 2× throughput

Improved Capacity with More Spectrum

WiFi 6E offers up to 1,200 MHz of additional spectrum for 6 GHz WiFi, fulfilling the needs of ever-increasing WiFi usage. The 1.2 GHz of contiguous spectrum more than doubles the number of pathways currently available for sending and receiving data, dramatically increasing network capacity while reducing congestion.

Note: Due to the regulations, The European Union has opened up 480 MHz (3×160 MHz) spectrum in the 6 GHz band for the implementation of wireless access systems.

7 X 160 MHz =1200 MHz

Wi-Fi 6E: Unlock the Full Potential of Wi-Fi 6

Opening the 6 GHz band will change the game for Wi-Fi 6. Wi-Fi 6 brings about upgraded performance in network efficiency and capacity. Whereas the advantages of Wi-Fi 6 are not fully realized while competing with transmissions from WiFi 5 (or other radios). The 6 GHz band is available only for WiFi 6 traffic, allowing WiFi 6 to meet its intended potential.

  • More Efficient,
    Higher Performance

    Greenfield 6 GHz spectrum

  • More Throughput,
    Lower Latency

    6 GHz brings 160 MHz to life

How is Wi-Fi 6E different from Wi-Fi 4, Wi-Fi 5 and WiFi 6

  Wi-Fi 4 Wi-Fi 5 Wi-Fi 6 Wi-Fi 6E
Launch date 2007 2013 2019 2021
IEEE standard 802.11n 802.11ac 802.11ax
Maximum data rate 1.2 Gbps 3.5 Gbps 9.6 Gbps
Bands 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz 5 GHz 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz
Security WPA 2 WPA 2 WPA 3
Channel size 20 MHz, 40 MHz 20 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, (2×) 160 MHz 20 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, (7×) 160 MHz*
Modulation 64-QAM 256-QAM 1024-QAM
MIMO 4x4 MIMO 4x4 MIMO, DL MU-MIMO 8x8 MU-MIMO
Highlights

Introducing MIMO

Introducing 160 MHz Channel

Faster Speed with 5 GHz band

4x More Capacity

1.25x Speed Improvement

4x Longer OFDM Symbol

160 MHz Channel Width

OFDMA, 8x8 MU-MIMO

Extended to the Latest 6 GHz Band

Congestion-Free, Less Interference, and Lower Latency

7x 160 MHz Channels for More Spectrum*

*The FCC opened up 1200 MHz (7× 160 MHz) of spectrum in the 6 GHz band, paving the way for Wi-Fi 6E in the US. Hong Kong has opened up 500 MHz (3× 160 MHz) spectrum in the 6 GHz band for the implementation of wireless access systems.

TP-Link Wi-Fi 6E Products

Deco

  • Deco XE75 Pro

    Deco XE75 Pro

    AXE5400 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6E System

  • Deco XE75

    Deco XE75

    AXE5400 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6E System

Wi-Fi Routers

  • Archer AXE75

    Archer AXE75

    AXE5400 Tri-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6E Router

PCIe Adapters

  • Archer TXE75E

    Archer TXE75E

    AXE5400 Wi-Fi 6E Bluetooth 5.2 PCIe Adapter

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