The non-profit Wi-Fi Alliance today announced the release of the Wi-Fi 6 certification program, noting that devices with the Wi-Fi 6 Certified logo will meet the "highest standards for security and interoperability."

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Wi-Fi 6, aka 802.11ax, delivers faster speeds, greater network capacity, improved power efficiency, lower latency, and connectivity improvements in areas with several Wi-Fi devices. Wi-Fi 6 devices also must support WPA3, the latest version of the Wi-Fi security protocol with improved cryptographic strength.

The upcoming iPhone 11, ‌iPhone 11‌ Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max all support Wi-Fi 6, and the devices will likely be certified under this program soon. More information is available on the Wi-Fi Alliance website. CNET also has a good explainer.

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Corrode Avatar
38 months ago
Now to wait for my Wi-Fi 6 AirPort Extreme.
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MJA74 Avatar
38 months ago
It really sucks that Apple stopped making routers. Grrrrr
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
konqerror Avatar
38 months ago
The upcoming iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max all support Wi-Fi 6, and the devices will likely be certified under this program soon.
The last iPhone that shows up in the certification database is the iPhone 5c, certified 6 years ago in 2013. Either Apple is not certifying their devices anymore, or they're intentionally holding them back from the database.

I thought WiFi 6 devices have been available for a year?
Draft 802.11ax devices were available. Wi-Fi is a trademark used to define a subset of 802.11 and related standards. The Wi-Fi Alliance, which controls the trademark didn't define the Wi-Fi 6 (based on a 802.11ax draft) until earlier this year, and didn't start certifying against their standard until today.

So I'm thinking I'll get a router switch to plug into my modem in my downstairs studio, run a line from that to a 2Gbps PowerLine adapter using link aggregation (I have a newer home with good electrical wiring),
Powerline marketing is a complete scam. The actual throughput of a "2 Gbps" power line adapter is something like 200 Mbps under the most ideal conditions.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
38 months ago
It really sucks that Apple stopped making routers. Grrrrr
I know right? This would be an easy $150+ sell for me and pretty much everyone who's stuck on an N Airport Extreme or Time Capsule.

I'm going to be in the market for an upgrade soon; I want something with as few bells and whistles as possible that can just be a bridged access point.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
danniexi Avatar
38 months ago
imagine if Apple came out with a new AirPort mesh router system with WiFi 6 and its own separate backend signal as well as utilizing the U1 chip to enable some next gen beam forming data transfer. meme and porn will be instantaneous!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Banglazed Avatar
38 months ago
I can’t wait to get Facebook to load faster.
You’ll also need a WiFi 6 AX router to get into that ecosystem too
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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