The modern home relies extensively on the stability and speed of your network. Smart home technologies use this connection to communicate with each other and source content from the internet. Unfortunately, while wireless is the most convenient method of connecting, it is often the most unreliable. That is until today.
Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) takes wireless home networking several steps forward with remarkable features that improve performance. The standard and supporting devices are deliberately built to give you reliable and stable 4K & even 8K streaming.
Are you curious to see how Wi-Fi 6 can make your Vail, CO home network faster, safer, and more reliable? Continue reading below to learn more.
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A luxury smart home has approximately 20-25 RF devices connected at any one time. This high density of wireless units can negatively affect bandwidth speeds and reliability, especially when streaming online games and ultra-high definition videos. Wi-Fi 6 includes features that allow every device to increase data rates, accommodating 4x the connections and prioritizing high bandwidth content.
Furthermore, Wi-Fi 6 routers, extenders and access points can transmit on the newly approved 1-5 GHz bands. These additional frequencies are less populated, offering a clean and clear alternative connection scheme. Standard 5 & 2.4GHz transceivers have far fewer non-overlapping channels, often the source of data congestion and connection conflicts.
A traditional Wi-Fi network is overwhelmed by the hundreds of devices attempting to connect to your system. For example, all wireless devices share the same frequencies; because of this, Wi-Fi initiates what is called a listen-first protocol and only sends or receives when the coast is clear. As a result, if an access point is busy handling a multitude of requests, things can go sideways quickly.
Wi-Fi 6 automatically differentiates your network devices from the neighbor's or even a different wing of your house. The new routers utilize a spectrum time-frequency segregation manager to divvy out microsecond time slices to each device, assuring each has a connection schedule.
In addition, the system colors the units tied to your network, ignoring nonmembers, thereby freeing up time and increasing bandwidth for you. A Wi-Fi 6 network also allows an impressive 30 simultaneous connections per RF channel. This tool improves communication efficiency, reduces latency, ends video buffering of streaming content, and ensures immediate access to your surveillance cameras.
Smart home devices like smartphones, sensors, and cameras are battery powered. However, when these units are constantly looking for connections, it quickly drains their batteries.
The Target Wait Time feature of Wi-Fi 6 coordinates with devices, telling them exactly when to turn on its radio and when to idle. So, your smartphone gets more life out of each charge, and IoT products like video doorbells run longer between battery changes.
With wireless devices, security is a constant concern. Wi-Fi contains incredibly personal information where less than well-intentioned individuals are waiting to intercept it.
For the first time, Wi-Fi 6 includes WPA3 encryption security as standard. As such, your home network is exponentially safer. In addition, the protocol provides an enterprise-class cryptographic scheme that furnishes you with the highest level of protection.
A reliable and secure home network comes only from expert and qualified installation. Are you ready to have a better connection in your home? Call us at 303-558-9050 or fill out our contact form to start the conversation. We look forward to working with you!
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