Wi-Fi has come a long way over the years. Now, businesses and families everywhere rely on their wi-fi connectivity for both work and play. With that dependency, paired with the emergence of 5G and IoT devices, the need for greater performance has grown tenfold. That’s where Wi-Fi 6 comes in. Since 2019, Wi-Fi 6 has been on the scene. But it’s not until recently that it’s started to take over businesses and become the Wi-Fi standard. For the first time last year, Wi-Fi 6 devices accounted for over 50% of the revenues in the AP product segment, which shows the immense growth.
So, what is Wi-Fi 6, and do you need it? Let’s take a look.
Wi-Fi 6 101
Simply put, Wi-Fi 6 is the next generation of wireless connectivity. According to our partners at NETGEAR, their customers have experienced 40% faster device speeds with Wi-Fi 6 versus Wi-Fi 5. This means increasing your productivity by 40%, reducing lag times, increasing download speeds, and more. Can you imagine the possibilities of what you can achieve with that type of boost?
Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, increases the number of data streams available from 8 for Wi-Fi 5 to 12 for Wi-Fi 6. The higher the number of streams, the greater the speed and power. It also deploys cutting-edge tech like Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (ODFMA) modulation to increase the capacity of each stream. Plus, Target Wait Time (TWT) to learn usage patterns and save battery life.
And this is just the beginning. But ultimately, it’s designed to increase speed, preserve battery life, enhance bandwidth, and more.
Wi-Fi 6 Products the iNetSupply.com Team Loves
HPE Aruba Instant ON AP22 (US) – Wireless Access Point (R4W01A)
Perhaps the most critical part of any Wi-Fi 6 enablement is making sure your tech is able to receive the signal!
The HPE Aruba Instant On AP22 is HPE’s flagship Wi-Fi 6 access point to expand wi-fi coverage throughout your office, home, or business. This powerful device can handle 4x the capacity of 802.11ac access points, providing business-grade capabilities to ensure companies can handle the high-demand and high-traffic environments of a growing enterprise.
The access points are designed to be incredibly user-friendly and easy to set up. They come with a ceiling rail mount clip that simply and quickly mounts this 6.3” x 6.3” x 1.5” device. Once mounted, you can manage everything from a mobile app anywhere in the world your work or life takes you.
Safety is a huge concern right now, but not when you use the HPE Aruba Instant On AP22. The access point comes with integrated Wi-Fi Alliance WPA2/SPA3 security and Enhanced Open support. You can block specific sites, create up to 8 SSIDs, and manage guest access seamlessly.
Each device can support up to 75 associated clients. So, if you need more to outfit your entire business, we have a solution. We offer an R4W01A 20-pack to outfit your entire business with some pretty serious savings!
HP EliteBook 840 G8 – 14″” – Core I5 1145G7 – VPro – 16 GB RAM – 51 (35D07UT#ABA)
For teams on the go, this EliteBook is one of the best options out there for Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. They’re known for their power, security, durability, and connectivity, making them a versatile option for any job function.
Lenovo ThinkCentre M90q – Tiny – Core I5 10500 3.1 GHz – VPro – 8 G (11CR001YUS)
While some businesses are having trouble sourcing this powerful business desktop PC, we have them in stock and ready to ship. The appeal of the tiny desktop is its space-saving ability, measuring at only 7.05″ x 1.44″ x 7.2″. Literally the size of many access points! But, the smaller size doesn’t negate how powerful it is. This enterprise-level device offers up to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® processors to enhance productivity. Plus, it comes with ThinkShield security solutions to keep data safe.
NETGEAR Orbi Pro SXK80 – Wi-Fi System – 802.11a/B/G/N/Ac/Ax – Des (SXK80-100NAS)
Prefer NETGEAR to HPE? Sometimes it’s simply about preferences or existing infrastructure. For those who prefer NETGEAR, this tri-band Wi-Fi 6 mesh system is a perfect solution for coverage and connectivity. It provides up to 6,000 square feet of coverage with each small device, as well as up to 4 SSIDs. It can handle up to 100 connections and is 5x faster than their Wi-Fi 5 devices!
NETGEAR Managed WiFi 6 AX6000 Wireless Access Point – Wireless A (WAX630-100NAS)
Another great NETGEAR access point, a major difference being that this device supports PoE and the Orbi Pro does not. The coverage is slightly less at 3,500 square feet, but it can also handle up to 600 client devices for greater bandwidth than other access points.
At the end of the day, it comes down to each unique business’s needs. But regardless, we have diverse Wi-Fi 6 products to ensure you remain connected and productive!
iNetSupply.com is Here to Help You Level Up Your Connectivity
Ultimately, if you’re looking for a way to increase your team’s connectivity and productivity, transitioning all your tech to Wi-Fi 6 compatible devices is the place to start. iNetSupply.com is ready to help with in-stock products ready to ship. Explore available Wi-Fi 6 products now!