Expansion of Wi-Fi 6 into the 6-GHz spectrum
Since the 6-GHz spectrum is new and accepts only Wi-Fi 6E devices, it doesn’t have any of the old issues that are clogging up current networks
Whether you are looking for wireless design for a new wifi installation, or need help building a plan for upgrading your existing wifi environment to Wi-Fi 6E, LA Networks has the expertise to make your deployment go smoothly.
The new 6-GHz band provides up to fourteen 80-MHz or seven 160-MHz channels, for well over 1 Gbps throughput to mobile devices. In comparison, today’s 5-GHz band can only support up to six 80-MHz or two 160-MHz channels.
LA Networks can be your first and last call for building, managing, and troubleshooting your wireless networks
It Offers Better:
● Capacity: The additional spectrum—1200 MHz worth or 59 new channels, the largest Wi-Fi spectrum expansion ever—offers unprecedently increased nonoverlapping channels. Wi-Fi 6E can perform exceptionally great especially in high density environments.
● Reliability: Wi-Fi 6E provides a new standard of reliability and predictability of connection that shortens the gap between wireless and wired connections. This reliability comes with less interference and more efficiency due to Wi-Fi 6E devices not having to share the 6-GHz spectrum with any devices that are not Wi-Fi 6E capable. Devices from Wi-Fi 1 (802.11b) through Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) are not supported on 6 GHz.
● Security: Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) is a mandatory requirement for the Wi-Fi 6E network and secures the network better than ever. And since only Wi-Fi 6 products are going to be using this network, there are no legacy security issues to deal with. WPA3 provides new authentication and encryption algorithms for networks and furnishes fixes for issues that were missed by WPA2. It also implements an additional layer of protection from deauthentication and disassociation attacks.
A wireless assessment is an analysis of your current wireless installation that looks at specific environmental, architectural and configuration factors that impact the performance and functionality of your system. This is a good place to start if your existing wireless deployment has either never had a formal design, or if it has grown over the years by incremental add-ons and best effort modifications.
Our wireless assessment looks at the following items:
- RF coverage and capacity design and how access points are deployed in your environment.
- RF environment and what is happening around and within it that can affect wireless performance.
- The physical installation including the mounting and orientation of the access points and antennas plays a role in performance.
- Your cabling topology and network infrastructure that the access points connect to.
- The WLAN design and configuration that administers the system will be looked at. This includes the channel arrangement, power settings, data rates, number of broadcast SSIDs and other factors that have an impact on the performance of the system.
- The wireless security configuration, including the utilization of anti-rouge and encryption features of your wireless system.
Our wireless network engineers will perform a site visit, including a RF site survey, to understand the health of your current wireless environment. We will check your wireless controller (on premise or cloud) for best-practice settings. At the conclusion of the enagement, we will provide a report of our findings, including any specific recommendations to improve your wireless network operations.
For some reason, IT organizations typically expend a minimum of resources on managing their wireless networks…much less than their wired networks and servers, and yet, wireless connectivity is becoming the one of the lynchpins of every company’s operations. Due to the specific skillset required for RF communications networks, most companies will never be able to host dedicated internal resources with expert-level knowledge and experience to manage their wifi networks. Let LA Networks be your wireless experts. We will manage and monitor your client’s wireless performance, and be at the ready to resolve any wireless issues quickly.
- Continuous monitoring of the end-user’s wireless experience
- Alerting and investigation of wireless interference and rouge clients and access points
- Regular review of wireless performance
- Technical support to troubleshoot client connectivity issues
What are the main benefits of Wi-Fi 6E?
Higher capacity: The additional spectrum of Wi-Fi 6E offers more non-overlapping channels. It can support a dense IT and Internet of Things (IoT) environment with no degradation in performance.
Less interference: One of the biggest advantages is that by using the 6-GHz band, Wi-Fi 6E devices won’t share spectrum with Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) or Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) devices. Wi-Fi 6E will improve efficiency and performance, since all Wi-Fi 6E devices use highly efficient Wi-Fi 6 radios and won’t be slowed down by older devices operating at
lower data rates.
Higher throughput: Another advantage is that Wi-Fi 6 at 6 GHz supports more channels that are 80 MHz and 160 MHz wide. This will mean that users can send and receive at the highest possible speeds in these wider channels. One result: enhanced performance for high-bandwidth applications, such as augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) and real-time immersive gaming.