What is WiFi6?WiFi6 Vs WiFi5 in Performance

As the primary choice of millions of internet users, Wi-Fi technology has to elevate its performance to satisfy the bandwidth requirement in such fast-developing network communication surroundings. And as the latest generation of Wi-Fi technology, Wi-Fi 6 has greatly improved in every aspect. Let’s learn more information about Wi-Fi technology and its related products from C-DATA.

About Wi-Fi 6 Technology

Wi-Fi 6 (Original Called: IEEE 802.11.ax) means the six-generation wireless internet technology; it is the standard call of Wi-Fi. In the coming 5G era, the advanced Wi-Fi 6 technology meets the rigorous requirement of bandwidth. It is widely used on the internet due to its convenient organizing network as the terminal network unit.

Wi-Fi 6 uses the innovative technology of MU-MIMO and OFDMA. MU-MIMO changes the communication style from single-device to multi-device. And OFDMA technology greatly improves the data transmission efficiency and network capacity. So compared with previous Wi-Fi technology, Wi-Fi 6 has more advantages as below:

  • High Rate: The maximum transmission rate of Wi-Fi 6 is 9.6Gbps, which is the triple efficiency of Wi-Fi 5. Wi-Fi 6 also has a larger data capacity and wider frequency bands, making it adapt to all the devices no matter low or high speed.
  • Low Latency:MU-MIMO technology of Wi-Fi 6 allows multiple users to communicate in uplink and downlink simultaneously. OFDMA technology also allows different users to share the same channel to shorten the data interaction response time.
  • Wide Connectivity: Adding a coloring mechanism, Wi-Fi 6 labels each device and its data accordingly. So that there is no confusion in transmitting, it can meet the multi-user scenarios and achieve high-speed transmission.
  • High Security: Wi-Fi 6 uses the upgraded version WPA3, which has higher security in preventing illegal network attacks.
  • Power Saving Mode: Wi-Fi 6 uses Target Wake Time (TWT) technology. It allows planning communication time between two devices, so it helps to save power consumption by reducing signal search time.

With the development of wireless technology, Wi-Fi 6 will become more and more popular in the future. A new generation of wireless communication equipment based on Wi-Fi 6 is in high demand to catch the trend. C-DATA commits to satisfy users in enjoying new Wi-Fi 6 technology by innovative wireless communication equipment. In the next step, let’s check how C-DATA Wi-Fi 6 products can meet your need.

About C-DATA Wi-Fi 6 Products

The home router is an essential network unit at the access end of the internet. As the network entry terminal and the closest network device to the users, the router’s performance greatly affects the user experience.

To adapt to the development of global 5G networks and meet the requirement of low latency in using the wireless device, C-DATA’s CERESTEC router is equipped with Wi-Fi 6 technology. Compared to previous routers, the CERESTEC router adds the 802.11ax mode and WPA3PSK mode option. It allows users to complete a faster and more secure Wi-Fi experience through an easier configuration. The router is also compatible with different modes so that users can cut to the required mode easily.

Here, we have a randomized trial on Wi-Fi 6 router of C-DATA’s CERESTEC Antenna 2X2 model WR525-AX1800:

  1. Test Purpose: 802.11ax mode vs. 802.11ac mode
  2. Test Samples: C-DATA’s CERESTEC router WR525-AX1800, oneset
  3. The Involved Tools and The Hitting Stream Environment: Shield Box, Wi-Fi 6 AX200 network card, IxChariot, two sets of personal computers
  4. Test Environment Topology Diagram as Figure 1:
Test Environment Topology Diagram

Figure 1

      5.Wi-Fi 6 AX200 NIC connected to WR525-AX1800 router with 5G wireless, IxChariot creates ten new streams, running steams for 2 minutes.

  • 11ac mode

LAN to Wi-Fi, the actual negotiated rate of the NIC is 866Mbps, the measured rate chart as Figure 2:

802.11ac mode

Figure 2

 

Wi-Fi to LAN, the actual negotiated rate of the NIC is 866Mbps, the measured rate chart as Figure 3:

Wi-Fi to LAN

Figure 3

LAN to Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi to LAN at the same time. The actual negotiated rate of the NIC is 866Mbps, and the measured rate chart as Figure 4:

LAN to Wi-Fi

Figure 4

  • 11ax mode

LAN to Wi-Fi, the actual negotiated rate of the NIC is 1Gbps, the measured rate chart as Figure 5:

LAN to Wi-Fi

Figure 5

Wi-Fi to LAN, the actual negotiated rate of the NIC is 1Gbps, the measured rate chart as Figure 6:

Wi-Fi to LAN

Figure 6

LAN to Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi to LAN at the same time. The actual negotiated rate of the NIC is 1Gbps, and the measured rate chart as Figure 7:

LAN to Wi-Fi

Figure 7

         6.Running stream data of 802.11ax mode and 802.11ac mode as Form 1

Test Item Mode RX(Mbps) TX(Mbps) RX+TX(Mbps)
 

LAN   Wi-Fi

802.11ac-20MHz 143 142 148
802.11ac-40MHz 350 343 348
802.11ac-80MHz 714 703 723
 

LAN   Wi-Fi

802.11ax-20MHz 201 226 220
802.11ax-40MHz 410 436 420
802.11ax-80MHz 821 846 830

Form 1

In the same broadband transmission condition, 802.11ax’s protocol transmission rate is faster, and its carry capacity is bigger than 802.11ac’s.

Here, there are some Wi-Fi 6 capable router devices from C-DATA for selection.

No. Router Form Router Model Router Feature Support Description
1 4x Gbps LAN+1x Gbps WAN+ 4 Internal Antenna+ Dual-band WR525G-AX1800 1. Support WPA3PSK Encryption Mode,2.4/5G support technology 802.11ax mode, can be switched to 802.11ac/an 802.11b/g/n mode

2. Support WISP/Repeat mode

3. Support Wi-Fi6 wireless Mesh networking

2 2x Gbps LAN +1x Gbps WAN+ 4External Antenna+Dual-band WR535G-AX1800 1. Support WPA3PSK encryption mode, 2.4/5G support technology 802.11ax mode, can be switched to 802.11ac/an 802.11b/g/n mode

2. Support WISP/Repeat mode

3. Support Wi-Fi6 wireless Mesh networking

 

Summary

With the popularity of information technology, Wi-Fi wireless communication technology is widely used in communication products. Wi-Fi 6 products are available in home routers and other terminal products step by step. As a professional access network products supplier, C-DATA will certainly adopt the latest communication technology in our products and supply customers more user-friendly products.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *