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WLAN 6E: Are You Ready?

The latest development in wireless technology is WLAN 6E, a new standard that promises to revolutionize the way we connect to the internet. It builds upon its predecessor, Wi-Fi 6, but comes with some significant improvements. The ‘E’ in WLAN 6E stands for ‘Extended,’ highlighting the expansion of available frequencies for communication.

What exactly is WLAN 6E, and how can it benefit you or your business? How can Eutronix support you in this transition? Let’s explore together the benefits of WLAN 6E, how to prepare for its implementation, and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether or not to make the switch.

What is WLAN 6E?

WLAN 6E, also known as WiFi 6E, stands for Wireless Local Area Network 6 Extended, representing the latest evolution in wireless communication standards. It builds upon its predecessor, WiFi 6, which operates in the 6GHz frequency band, in addition to the 2.4GHZ and 5GHz used by previous WiFi versions. The “E” stands for “Extended”, representing an extended version of 802.11ax. This version does not only enhances data throughput significantly by incorporating over 1 GHz of additional wireless spectrum, but also introduces ultra-wide data channels.

What are the main advantages of WLAN 6E?

One of the primary advantages of WLAN 6E is the capability to connect more devices simultaneously. Wifi 6E also allows faster data transfer speeds, making it ideal for applications requiring high performances. Finally, the lower latency ensures a more responsive connection, contributing to an overall enhanced user experience.

Eutronix’s proposal: which solutions do we offer?

Several manufacturers are already offering hardware solutions compatible with WLAN 6E technology. Among the various models offered, the following are of particular interest:

Unitech EA660 WLAN 6E
Unitech EA660

Android 13 OS and cutting-edge 5G/WLAN 6E wireless communication capabilities, it presents a solution for industries like retail, hospitality, warehousing, and healthcare.

Unitech PA768

The Unitech PA768 is a robust and versatile handheld device, featuring Android OS and advanced WiFi 6E connectivity for fast and reliable wireless communications.

RT112 Rugged Tablet │ Unitech
Unitech RT112

It features cutting-edge WiFi 6E technology, ensuring reliable wireless connections. Built to withstand harsh conditions, its robust construction guarantees longevity and resilience .

Cipherlab RS36 WLAN 6E
Cipherlab RS36

The Cipherlab RS36 is a cutting-edge mobile computer, seamlessly integrating the latest Android OS with advanced WiFi 6E and 5G capabilities.

Cipherlab RK26

The CipherLab RK26 is a rugged mobile computer designed for demanding environments, boasting Wi-Fi 6 capabilities for enhanced connectivity

Coming soon : Point Mobile PM95

PM95 is a 5G/ WLAN 6E mobile computer that will operate on Android 13, upgradeable to Android 18. Official launch scheduled in Q2 2024!

Eutronix Android Enterprise Certified

Eutronix is Android Enterprise certified!

Collaborating with an Android Enterprise Recommended partner is vital for businesses looking for secure and reliable mobile solutions. We are stringently evaluated by Google for our hardware, software, and service standards every year.

Comparison with other wireless standards

Each version of WiFi has brought significant improvements in terms of speed, frequency range, and overall network efficiency, adapting to the increasing demands of wireless connectivity.

WiFi VersionTechnical NameSpeedFrequency BandsKey Features
WiFi 4802.11nUp to 600 Mbps2.4 GHz & 5 GHzIntroduced MIMO technology
WiFi 5802.11acUp to 3.5 Gbps5 GHzImproved performance with MU-MIMO
WiFi 6802.11axUp to 9.6 Gbps2.4 GHz & 5 GHzEnhanced efficiency and capacity, especially in crowded areas
WiFi 6E802.11ax-2021Extends WiFi 6 Speeds6 GHzMore bandwidth, less interference, extends WiFi 6 capabilities
FAQ about WLAN 6E technology
What does WLAN 6E mean?

WLAN 6E, also known as WiFi 6E, stands for Wireless Local Area Network 6 Extended. The “E” stands for “Extended”, representing an extended version of 802.11ax.

Should I switch to WiFi 6E?

It all depends on your applications and hardware.If your application demands significantly higher bandwidth, swift and efficient browsing, as well as multitasking, then yes, it is advisable to transition to WiFi 6E right away. However, you’ll also need to consider the compatibility of your existing devices with 6GHz WiFi.

Does WLAN 6E work with older devices?

This is THE good news. WiFi 6E routers are fully backwards compatible with all older WiFi devices supporting earlier versions, including 802.11 ac/n/g/b/a. However, not all devices support WiFi 6. Many devices can still operate correctly on the network using WiFi 6E, but not all devices will support the new standard. Feel free to contact us so that we can together check the compatibility of your existing material.

Are there any technical limitations to using WiFi 6E?

On some models, the 5G / WiFi 6E combination is not yet available. In these cases, the WiFi connection is only made with 5GHz WiFi. This is the case for the Cipherlab RS36 and RK26, for example.

Does WLAN 6E affect me as a warehousing or retail company?

More than likely. The need for connectivity and the proliferation of mobile devices are increasing all the time. So it’s vital that WiFi coverage is sufficient to enable all users to work simultaneously, without any loss of performance.

Are there security issues using WLAN 6E?

It would be utopian to guarantee flawless security for any IT system. However, WLAN 6E incorporates advanced encryption and protection measures, ensuring that data transmitted over the network remains secure and confidential.

Ready to switch to WLAN 6E?

Our team of specialists will be happy to advise you on the equipment best suited to your specific needs.

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