For last few months, every one is talking about Wi-Fi 6, but the question is what Wi-Fi 6 is? It is a Certified 6 program and now available for devices “based on IEEE 802.11ax.” So, what world expect speed from it, Manufacturers that participate get to put a little certification badge on their packaging. On the other hand, that badge is important because it lets you know that the device supports Wi-Fi 6. Besides that, the program verifies that devices support all of the individual upgrades that make Wi-Fi 6 up to 40% faster than Wi-Fi 5.

According to the company press note, “Today, we are proud to officially announce that the Galaxy Note 10 is the world’s first Wi-Fi Certified 6 smartphone.”

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While, speaking of it, the certified devices are verified to support the latest generation of WPA3 Wi-Fi security. It is a multiuser multiple input multiple output. Thus, it allows the router to send and receive multiple signals at once, 160 MHz channels that increase your router’s bandwidth.

Other than this, a 1024 quadrature amplitude modulation (1024 QAM) allows the router send more data at once; transmit beam-forming for better Wi-Fi performance at range. So, it puts Wi-Fi gadgets that regularly need to ping the router on a schedule in order to eliminate simultaneous pings and conserve their battery life.

On the other hand, Apple’s flagship smartphone are expected to qualify for the certification as well. The Wi-Fi Alliance also states that the certification for Wi-Fi 6 “requires the latest generation of Wi-Fi security, Wi-Fi Certified WPA3.” For individual customers, that will most likely mean using a version of WPA3 called WPA3-Personal. With WPA3-Personal, customers can primarily expect to have the ability to use easier-to-remember Wi-Fi passwords because of a technology that is “resistant to offline dictionary attacks where an adversary attempts to determine a network password by trying possible passwords without further network interaction.

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