Wi-Fi 6

ASUS has introduced one of the industry’s first Wi-Fi 6 cards for desktops. The ASUS PCE-AX3000 dual band PCIe 3.0 x1 adapter promises to provide up to 2.4 Gbps data transfer rates over 160 MHz channels when used with an appropriate router. The ASUS PCE-AX3000 card is essentially an adapter carrying an M.2-2230 Wi-Fi 6 card for laptops. The actual radio that powers the card is unknown, however it supports all key features of the Wi-Fi 6 specification, including 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, 80 MHz and 160 MHz channels, MU-MIMO, OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access) for allowing different devices to be served by one channel, and WPA3. Besides Wi-Fi 6, the card also supports Bluetooth 5.0 technology allowing desktops to connect to various...

Wi-Fi 6 Is Officially Here: Certification Program Begins

Wi-Fi Alliance on Monday officially started its Wi-Fi 6 certification program, informally kicking off the widescale adoption of the new Wi-Fi standard. As with the group's previous certification programs...

36 by Anton Shilov on 9/16/2019

Netgear Expands 802.11ax Portfolio with Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System and Nighthawk EAX80 Extender

As part of IFA 2019, Netgear has a number of new announcements across different product lines. The wireless networking products are of particular interest to us. We had attended...

21 by Ganesh T S on 9/6/2019

Qualcomm Updates Wi-Fi 6 Lineup: Networking Pro Series for APs and FastConnect for Clients

Qualcomm is announcing an update to its Wi-Fi 6 portfolio today with a host of new access point solutions under the Networking Pro Series moniker. The client side solutions...

7 by Ganesh T S on 8/27/2019

Intel Launches Comet Lake-U and Comet Lake-Y: Up To 6 Cores for Thin & Light Laptops

Capping off a busy few weeks for processors for Intel, today the company is announcing the second half of their product stack for their low-power 10th generation Core processors...

133 by Ryan Smith on 8/21/2019

ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming Mini-ITX Motherboard: Wi-Fi 6, Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2

At Computex 2019, ASUS unveiled a number of ROG-branded motherboards aimed at gamers and enthusiasts for AMD's new X570 chipset. Most of them are ATX, but a small handful...

23 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/14/2019

Made For Creators, ASRock X570 Creator With DDR4-4600, Two TB3, 10GbE

During Computex 2019, ASRock announced its range of X570 chipset motherboards for launch on 7/7 alongside the Ryzen 3000 series of processors. The ASRock X570 Creator is focused towards...

23 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/5/2019

GIGABYTE Unveils X570 Mini-ITX Motherboard: X570 I Aorus Pro WiFi

In the midst of all the current AMD announcements such as the Ryzen 3000 series of processors, and the announcement of the new X570 chipset, GIGABYTE has prepared a...

14 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/4/2019

ASUS Announces its X570 Flagship Motherboard, the Crosshair VIII Formula

During Computex 2019, ASUS has unveiled a series of new AM4 motherboards designed for the impending Ryzen 3000 series processors. The top tier X570 Crosshair VIII Formula model features...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/28/2019

The Killer AX1650: A Wi-Fi 6 Chip Built on Intel

One of the core criticisms of the Killer networking hardware has been hardware reliability and drivers. On the last generation product, the company did away with those by working...

31 by Ian Cutress on 4/15/2019

Qualcomm 5G Home Broadband Reference Design Announced: Aquantia Multi-Gig Ethernet Inside

One of the key target markets for 5G deployments is ‘the last mile of copper’ from the local cabinet to the home. In order to avoid churning up streets...

13 by Ian Cutress on 4/10/2019

Netgear Launches the Nighthawk RAX40 - An Affordable Intel-based Wi-Fi 6 Router

Netgear has been announcing new members in their Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax router family regularly over the last few months. We discussed the launch of the RAX80 and RAX120 in...

27 by Ganesh T S on 4/9/2019

Intel Launches Wi-Fi 6 AX200 Wireless Network Adapter

Intel has quietly launched its first Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless network adapter, codenamed Cyclone Peak. The new WLAN adapter will deliver up to 2.4 Gbps network throughput when used...

13 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2019

Qualcomm Launches the QCA6390 Chipset: 1.8 Gbps Wi-Fi 6 Ready with BlueTooth 5.1

With the upcoming ratification of the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard expected in August, a number of companies are gearing up with Wi-Fi 6 ‘ready’ routers and end-points to get...

9 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2019

Netgear Orbi Whole-Home Wi-Fi System to Adopt Qualcomm's Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax Platform

Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi system / mesh networking product line has been well-received in the market since its introduction in Q3 2016. Since then, Netgear has been regularly rolling out...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

TP-Link at CES 2019: Wallet-Friendly 802.11ax Products Announced

TP-Link recently introduced a couple of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) routers based on Broadcom's platform. At CES 2019, the company announced multiple new Wi-Fi 6 products to provide wallet-friendly entry...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

Snapdragon 855: 802.11ax-Ready / Wi-Fi 6 Demonstrations

While the headline features of the new Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform might be the 5G connectivity, or the Cat 24 LTE modem, or the new CPU/GPU combination, further down...

15 by Ian Cutress on 12/11/2018

5G Mobile Hotspots: Netgear for AT&T and inseego for Verizon

Most of the 5G deployments to date are using mobile hotspots – devices that convert a 5G signal into another form of data transfer, usually some form of ubiquitous...

8 by Ian Cutress on 12/10/2018

TP-Link Announces Archer AX6000 and AX11000 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Routers

TP-Link has announced pre-orders for their first 802.11ax router - the 8-stream Archer AX6000, along with technical details, pricing, and other information. In addition, a higher-end model, the Archer...

22 by Ganesh T S on 12/10/2018

Wi-Fi Naming Simplified: 802.11ax Becomes Wi-Fi 6

In a bid to simplify the naming of the current and future Wi-Fi standards and ensure that even unexperienced users buy the right equipment, Wi-Fi Alliance on Wednesday introduced...

19 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2018

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