Wi-Fi 6 can download 22 Marvel movies within nearly 3 hours

The router is built with the new 802.11ax standard, or Wi-Fi 6, for a 30% faster connection than the previous version.

Wi-Fi 6 is the name given by the Wi-Fi Alliance. The current standard is called Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n). Technically, Wi-Fi 6 gives 37% faster speed than Wi-Fi 5. In addition, more data packets and networks can handle multiple streams of data at the same time, increasing the router's reach up to 4 times, for better connectivity both indoors and outdoors.

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Currently, the Wi-Fi 6 standard is still not widely integrated on devices. In fact, there are some laptops that are equipped with this standard like Asus Zenbook Pro Duo. Besides, you can also buy an adapter to Wi-Fi 6 on Amazon named Killer AX1650 for $ 35. The editors of the Cnet site conducted a test to check the actual speed of Wi-Fi 6. Accordingly, they purchased an adapter named Killer AX1650 to make a Wi-Fi client device of  Netgear Nighthawk AX12 Wi-Fi 6.

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Test results show that the maximum speed of this device reaches 1.320 Mbps, (about 1.32 Gbps). They also note that if in an ideal environment, the device can reach a maximum speed of 1.4 or 1.5 Gbps. The test team downloaded 22 movies in Marvel Cinematic Universe such as “Iron Man”, “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Black Panther” and even “Avengers: Endgame” in 4K resolution, with a total duration of 48 hours and 11 minutes. Each movie takes an average of 70 GB and the total capacity is 1.58 TB.

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As a result, the test team took 2 hours and 40 minutes to download 22 Marvel movies in 4K standard, 11 times faster than the current average speed in the US. Meanwhile, the record of the current Wi-Fi 5 router on the 5 GHz band is 938 Mbps, taking 3 hours and 45 minutes to download movies. The test team said that claiming Wi-Fi 6 is about 30% faster than Wi-Fi 5 which is quite accurate. This number can also increase as the Internet grows in the future. It can not stop at 30% but will increase to 1,000%.

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Previously, Wi-Fi versions were usually alphabetical, confusing for users. Since 2019, Wi-Fi Alliance has wanted to reset according to the digits to facilitate reading comprehension. Users of the new standard device will notice significant differences, especially the ability to allow 50 people to use Wi-Fi at the same time. To achieve these achievements, Wi-Fi 6 integrates a range of technologies from the telecommunications industry such as MU-MIMO and OFDMA, techniques that enable improved wireless network capacity and performance by enabling more connect more to the router and using more broadcast frequencies.

By: Gitta Russell

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