Wi-Fi 6 Leading the New Era
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), the latest generation of Wi-Fi standards building on the strengths of its predecessor Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), is optimized for faster speed and wider coverage with better user experience in high-density areas. Wi-Fi 6 covers a wide variety of IoT and mobile applications in education, manufacturing, hotel, entertainment, residential, etc.
Wi-Fi 6 Innovations for Seamless Experiences
Enterprise wireless LAN issues are troublesome—lagged data transfer & restricted Wi-Fi coverage will lead to poor user experience eventually. Wi-Fi 6 will just cope with the current network bottlenecks and make quick responses to the increasing demand for optimal Wi-Fi networks by adopting improved technologies.
- Enhanced Wi-Fi 6 MU-MIMO technology increases capacity up to 4x 802.11ac access points with MU-MIMO in uplink and downlink.
- Excellent OFDMA allows more efficient channels to be used when multiple devices work simultaneously, resulting in reduced latency and increased efficiency.
25% Faster and Larger Coverage
- Wi-Fi 6 supports higher order modulation (1024-QAM), which is 25% faster than 802.11ac 256-QAM with better throughput.
- 4x longer OFDM symbol extends the WLAN coverage and boosts speed as well.
70% Reduced Power Consumption and Less Interference
- Target Wake Time increases devices' sleep time, reduces power consumption, and saves battery life.
- 4x longer OFDM symbol extends the WLAN coverage and boosts speed as well.
FS Wireless Network Solution and Wi-Fi 6 FAQ
- Q: Is Wi-Fi 6 backward compatible with the previous wireless standards?A: Yes. Wi-Fi 6 is designed to be backward compatible with the previous 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards. Wi-Fi 6 access points are able to be used without replacing client devices. But note that only using Wi-Fi 6 access points together with Wi-Fi 6 supported client devices can realize the benefit of the new standard.
- Q: Are my client devices Wi-Fi 6 supported? When will client devices support Wi-Fi 6?A: Client devices supporting Wi-Fi 6 have entered the market from laptops to smartphones since last year (2019). There are many vendors such as Apple, Samsung, HP, Microsoft, Intel, and others that have released Wi-Fi 6 products.
- Q: Is Wi-Fi 6 the same as 5G?A: No. Though Wi-Fi 6 and 5G are both designed for wireless connections, they are different in many aspects and hold their advantages and disadvantages. You can get more information about Wi-Fi 6 vs 5G from this blog: Wi-Fi 6 vs 5G: Technologies and Applications Analysis.
- Q: What is the relationship between Wi-Fi 6 and 802.11ax?A: The term Wi-Fi 6 and 802.11ax are interchangeable. 802.11ax is the latest IEEE Wi-Fi standard. To simplify the naming of Wi-Fi standards, Wi-Fi Alliance simplified the name 802.11ax to Wi-Fi 6, indicating the sixth generation of Wi-Fi.
- Q: How is Wi-Fi 6 different from Wi-Fi 5?A: Wi-Fi 6 builds and improves on the previous 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5 standard. They differ in several technologies they use, which results in an enhanced experience when deploying Wi-Fi 6 instead of Wi-Fi 5 in more high-density and performance stringent environments. This blog explains more about them: Wi-Fi 5 vs Wi-Fi 6: What Are Their Differences?
- Q: Which FS access points support Wi-Fi 6?
- Q: Can FS Wi-Fi 6 access points recognize the type of connected device?A: Yes, FS Wi-Fi 6 access points support terminal intelligent identification to identify intelligent mobile terminals and PCs such as Apple and Android.
- Q: What kind of certification access does FS Wi-Fi 6 access points support?A: These access points support multiple user access authentication methods such as Web, 802.1x, MAC address, and local authentication for you to choose.
- Q: Do FS Wi-Fi 6 access points support Bluetooth?A: Yes. Both AP-W6D2400C and AP-W6D1775C Wi-Fi 6 access points support Bluetooth 5.0 (BLE) and Apple iBeacon protocol. FS Wi-Fi 6 APs can expand rich Bluetooth applications such as shake. They can also be applied to Bluetooth positioning requests.
- Q: Will FS Wi-Fi 6 access points meet needs for high transmission quality?A: Yes, FS Wi-Fi 6 APs can ensure business transmission quality. It supports rich quality of service (QoS), WLAN/AP/STA multi-mode bandwidth limitation, and WMM (Wi-Fi multimedia) that defines the priority for different business data, and they truly realize timely, quantitative, and the smooth application of multimedia.
- Q: Will Wi-Fi 6 access points consume a lot of power?A: No. FS Wi-Fi 6 access points will not consume a lot of power because they are designed with energy-saving technologies including single-antenna standby technology, dynamic MIMO power-saving technology, enhanced automatic power-saving transmission technology, and packet-by-packet power control technology. Combined with high-performance power design, FS Wi-Fi 6 access points provide high-speed wireless access while saving more power.
- Q: Will FS Wi-Fi 6 access points work with the existing 802.11ac networks?A: Yes. FS Wi-Fi 6 access points support the standard 802.11ax protocol and can also work in 802.11ax and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac modes at the same time.
- Q: How about using FS Wi-Fi 6 access points to watch videos? Will they freeze frequently?A: FS Wi-Fi 6 access points can provide a good experience of multicast video services in wireless networks. The multicast-to-unicast technology it supports solves the problem of the unsmooth video caused by packet loss and delay in multicast applications such as video on demand.
- Q: What controllers are available for FS Wi-Fi 6 access points？A: FS AC-224AP is available to manage FS Wi-Fi 6 access points. The wireless LAN controller is able to manage up to 224 APs.
- Q: What if I have a large number of APs? Is one wireless LAN controller enough?A: FS AC-224AP supports advanced wireless LAN controller virtualization technology to virtualize multiple ACs (up to 4) into one logical wireless LAN controller without additional hardware equipment, achieving high reliability and capacity performance expansion.
- Q: What is needed to pay attention to when upgrading the Access Point version?A: FS recommends that users should back up the configuration before upgrading to prevent the configuration from being lost, then prepare the configuration line to prevent the main program from being lost during the upgrade process. When the operation is at a low peak, the AP upgrade will cause a restart.
- Q: Does FS AC-224AP have any wireless optimization in the scenario where there are many local access terminals?A: Yes, FS wireless LAN controller can achieve intelligent real-time adjustment and distribute the terminals to different APs to provide access services according to the number of users and data traffic on each associated AP, balance access load pressure, increase the average bandwidth and QoS of users, and improve the high availability of the connection.
- Q: Does FS AC-224AP have any data security guarantees?A: Yes, it supports a complete data security mechanism, and supports WEP, TKIP, and AES encryption technologies to ensure the security of data transmission on wireless networks. At the same time, it can effectively prevent and control the spread of viruses and network traffic attacks through a variety of built-in security mechanisms, and control the use of networks by illegal users.
- Q: Does FS AC-224AP have any requirements on the network structure in terms of deployment?A: No, the wireless LAN controller can be deployed in any layer 2 or layer 3 network structure without changing any network architecture or hardware equipment, thus providing seamless secure wireless network control.
- Q: What data forwarding methods does FS AC-224AP support?A: FS AC-224AP supports local forwarding, centralized forwarding, or flexible forwarding based on business.
- Q: Does FS AC-224AP support AP-based user isolation?A: Yes, it supports AP-based user isolation, and also supports user isolation based on global wireless LAN controller and WLAN.