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Should You Upgrade to WiFi 6?


Should You Upgrade to WiFi 6?


The field of wireless networking is experiencing accelerated growth due to constantly evolving technology. Nowadays, WiFi 6 is on everyone’s mind. But many people are still confused about what WiFi 6 exactly is, how it differs, and whether they need it. If you have the same concern, just read on and find out the answer.


What is WiFi 6?

Let’s take a brief look at WiFi 6 first. The 6th generation of WiFi, also known as 802.11ax WiFi or AX WiFi, was built as a solution to the crushing network demands and the growing numbers of devices in the world. 

Adopting advanced technology like 1024-QAM, 160 MHz, OFDMA, 8×8 MU-MIMO, Longer OFDMA Symbol, BSS Color, and Target Wake Time, WiFi 6 provides a comprehensively better performance than WiFi 5.


The WiFi 6 Difference


WiFi 4

WiFi 5

WiFi 6

IEEE Standard




Max Data Rate

600 Mbps

6.9 Gbps

9.6 Gbps


2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

5 GHz

2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

Channel Width

40 MHz

80 MHz, 160 MHz

160 MHz






4×4 MIMO

4×4 MIMO



Should you upgrade to WiFi 6?

Do you really need to upgrade? Ask yourself:

  • Have you ever suffered from annoying latency when playing massive online games, watching 4K videos, live streaming, or doing other stuff that challenge your WiFi?  
  • Have you ever suffered from the endless buffering or even dropped connections because of the WiFi traffic jams caused by too many connected WiFi devices in the existing network?  
  • Are you struggling with very low WiFi speeds because of the neighboring signal interference or someone stealing your WiFi?
  • Have you ever suddenly dropped a connection when walking somewhere far away from your router in your house?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, upgrading to WiFi 6 might just be your solution. WiFi 6 offers five great improvements to address your current pain points.

  • Optimal WiFi Speeds up to 9.6 Gbps WiFi 6 provides speeds 1.4× faster than WiFi 5, greatly elevating your wireless experiences. With WiFi 6, enjoy immersion while watching Netflix and live streaming all at top speeds.
  • More Devices Connected Simultaneously - WiFi 6 offers 4× more capacity for your devices to connect simultaneously and run smoothly, conquering all the challenges caused by too many devices connected. With it, enjoy flawless 4K/8K videos, play massive online games without lag, and live stream everything at home.
  • Broader WiFi Coverage WiFi 6 provides extended WiFi coverage, eliminating more dead zones and guaranteeing you a stable network wherever you are at home.
  • Less Interference - WiFi 6 minimizes the signal interference from your neighboring network. No need to worry about WiFi conflicts even if you live in a densely populated environment.
  • More Power Saving - WiFi 6 reduces the power consumption for your mobile phones, laptops, and IoT devices to extend your devices’ battery life.


Does Mercusys have a WiFi 6 solution?

Sure! Dedicated to addressing the current demands and providing the ultimate network experience for customers, Mercusys has launched a series of WiFi 6 products as follows. Click to choose the products that fit your needs best.


MR80X – AX3000 WiFi 6 Router

MR70X – AX1800 WiFi 6 Router

MR1800X – AX1800 WiFi 6 Router

Halo Mesh System:

Halo H80X – AX3000 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6 System

Halo H70X – AX1800 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6 System


Learn More About WiFi 6:

WiFi 6: Everything You Need to Know!