Wi-Fi 6 is happening including with 5G service

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  1. phrelin

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    According to The Verge Wi-Fi 6 is finally here:

    ...Each device demands some of your router’s time and bandwidth, and that’s increasingly become a problem — the more devices you have, the more your router’s capacity is spread thin. If this continues, speeds could slow to a drag.

    That’s the problem Wi-Fi 6 is meant to solve by making data delivery more efficient to ultimately offer faster speeds, and at CES this year, the new Wi-Fi standard finally felt like a reality. Wi-Fi 6 routers and devices were plentiful on the show floor....

    We also started to see Wi-Fi 6 get married to 5G, using the speedier Wi-Fi standard to deliver the speedier wireless connection throughout your home. This is dependent on 5G proving itself out as a viable home internet offering, when it comes to both price and reliability. Thus far, that hasn’t happened...​

    The problem is, of course, none of the six Amazon Alexa products, Roku and Amazon Fire TV products, cell phones, or computers in my house have Wi-Fi 6 or 5G capabilities. I'm not sure I'll live long enough to have replaced all these things. But it sounds interesting.
     
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  2. P Smith

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    One quick question: is "5G" acronym means 5 GHz range or it's "5th Generation" of cellular technology here ?
     
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  4. phrelin

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    5G is the fifth generation wireless technology for cellular networks. For more well beyond my expertise see Wikipedia.
     
  5. P Smith

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    I know what it's per se; it was unclear what that means from first post.
     
  6. P Smith

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    Seems to me the new "WiFi 6" is just new gimmick for sell new models with future but not approved by FCC 6 GHz range...
     
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  7. AZ.

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    I will assume it will be backwards compatible like most routers...so no worries with older equipment.




     
  8. P Smith

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    It is. Depend by manufactured devices. If they will have support 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz ranges.
     
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    Ever since before DOCSIS 2.0 its been backwards compatible, it would be idiotic that it wouldnt keep that standard!
     
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    We can on forever.... IEEE 802.11 - Wikipedia
    But the point is wifi6(ax) is coming and manufacturers are try to marry 5g cellular with wifi6(Across 2.4ghz,5ghz,6ghz)
    But yeah they are looking at 60ghz for inside "WiFi" a definite change in thinking from traditional WiFi using mmwave technology
     
  13. phrelin

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    As I said I'm not sure I'll live long enough to have replaced all my devices to the new standard. But it sounds interesting even if confusing. Given that in many parts of the United States (my part, for instance) it's a struggle to find a 4G cell signal, I'm not expecting access to 5G soon.
     
  14. P Smith

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    Perhaps you should wait for 6G ?
    「6G通信」30年実現へ
     
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    I don't know if i i will use 5g in my country. I think simple internet connection is enough for online working. I am eterpreneur and lately run own website. But to create it helped me web developers. Plus I read about outsorcing among web developers on https://spdload.com/blog/how-to-outsource-web-development/
     
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    verizon has the best 5G service by far yet. AT&T lied about there 5G service as well as they will be throttling there 5G after 22GB'S. t-mobile uses a lower band spectrum wich can't reach to the 5G speeds and they will be throttling there 5G service after 50 GB'S. verizon's 5G is truly unlimited and i have been hitting 5GB'S down on my smarthpone!!!
     
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    the one problem with mmwave is you have to be near a lamp post to get a signal and it won't go through walls and windows like the lower bands of spectrum will..
     
  19. krel

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    were lucky to have 5G in my area as i wanted for a long time to tell spectrum to go screw themselves. i am happy with 5G home broadband from verizon and it's a good deal for what you get with the package.. 50.00 a month if your a verizon wireless customer and you get an apply tv or 4k chromecast a month of youtube t.v. free install taxes and fee's included free modems free wifi extenders if you can prove that you need em wich is powered by alexia first three months free. an if you don't have a verizon wireless phone then it's 70.00 a month all taxes and fee's included along with all the free perks and you keep the apple t.v. or the chrome cast if you cancel. can't beat that deal. but i see what verizon's doing there trying to lure the customer away from fiber providers.. the modem and wifi extenders are on loan to the customer so those would need to be sent back if one cancels.. and no contract..
     
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  20. NR4P

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    I can't think of anything on my 6" screen that requires that kind of speed.
    I do understand 5G to be a nice alternative to those who can't get Fiber to the home but for general smartphone use, I am not understanding the real benefits.

    What are the daily benefits from 5GBS ( or is it gbs?) on you smartphone?
     

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