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    Not sure it belongs to this forum, but I'll give it a shot. I am on market for buying a new laptop, and want it to be useful for many years (my current one is 7-years old). Most models offer wifi 802.11ac, although some high end models do offer Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). Is it worth limiting my choice with laptops with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)?
    11-24-2020 02:43 PM
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    11-24-2020 07:49 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    If you need a new laptop, there's nothing wrong with having the capability of 802.11ax, even if you never use it. (It's not going to speed up a single connection, all it's going to do these days is give you more bandwidth - you can download 10 huge files at once without outrunning your WiFi's limit. But with internet speeds not getting near 10mbps yet, if you're downloading one file, or streaming one stream, you're not going to get even 10mbps from most servers. The data from the router to the laptop may be going at 10 or 11gbps, but since it's coming into the router at 5 or 6mbps, the laptop will be spending most of its time [about 95%] waiting for the next packet.)
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    11-26-2020 03:22 PM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Unless you're a gamer, have a video security network, or have some other reason to need top performance, I wouldn't worry much. Depending on your internet speed, Wi-Fi N would still be more than enough.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-27-2020 08:22 AM
  5. smvim's Avatar
    I wouldn't bother upgrading a laptop just for WiFi6 (802.11ax) support but if you have other valid reasons than it might be a good time to do so. WiFi6 is eventually going to be widely available, but keep in mind that at this point most WiFi networks you're connecting with are still WiFi5 (802.11ac) or even WiFi4 (802.11n).
    Has your workplace upgraded its WiFi networking or have you upgraded your home router to be WiFi6 capable?
    11-27-2020 05:48 PM

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