Apple-recommended routers already have Wi-Fi 6

It’s not directly new from Apple, but it’s one of those things that comes directly from the company’s decision to stop selling the AirPort Extreme range. Linksys has presented the evolution of its Wi-Fi Mesh Velop routers with what in theory is the new generation of wireless networks: Wi-Fi 6 .

For those of you who don’t know, Wi-Fi 6 (or 802.11ax Wi-Fi if we consider its unabbreviated name) is the new networking protocol after 802.11ac (or Wi-Fi 5). Thanks to it we will be able to have theoretical speeds of up to 5.3 Gbps in optimal conditions, winning of street to the cables ethernet Gigabit unque staying behind the cables of 10 Gbps.

Apple-recommended routers already have Wi-Fi 6
Apple-recommended routers already have Wi-Fi 6

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Wi-Fi 6 coverage is also greatly expanded: Linksys claims that its new Velop covers almost 280 square meters per node . That’s why they will no longer sell a pack with three transmitters as they have done up to now, but will sell a maximum of two, which would already cover a total effective area of 560 square meters. And to do this efficiently, each of the Velop nodes has a 2.2GHz quad-core processor.

At the moment, the main obstacle for you to have all the advantages of Wi-Fi 6 networks at home is the price: the two-node pack from Linksys Velop costs a whopping $700 (and a single node costs $400). We assume that as time goes by and this standard becomes more popular, prices will come down, after all . Today only the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro support it .

Remember, you can review our review of the Linksys Velop with Wi-Fi 5, which is still Apple’s official recommendation for efficient Wi-Fi in our homes.

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