Is Wi-Fi 6 Right for SMBs?

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As a small business owner, staying ahead of the latest technology can help you remain competitive and improve the productivity of your employees or the satisfaction of your customers. Now that we’ve covered the essentials of networking, we can look at future-proofing your environment with the latest Wi-Fi technology. One of the latest advancements in wireless technology is Wi-Fi 6 , also known as 802.11ax. This blog will explain how Wi-Fi 6 can help your small business.

Increased speed
Wi-Fi 6 offers faster speeds than its predecessor, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). This means that your employees or customers can download, upload and stream content faster, which can help improve their productivity. Whether you are processing a transaction or watching a 4k video, you’ll now be able to do it in a flash.

Better capacity
Wi-Fi 6 offers improved capacity, which means it can handle more devices simultaneously without slowing down the network. Think of bandwidth capacity like a highway with a number of lanes, with added capacity we add more lanes to keep your data traffic moving. This can be especially useful for small businesses with a large number of employees or customers accessing the network at the same time or using applications that take up a lot of bandwidth.

Enhanced security
Wi-Fi 6 includes enhanced security features, such as WPA3, which provides more robust encryption and authentication to protect your network from unauthorized access and cyber-attacks. This is important for all businesses that handle sensitive data or have networks open to the public – as we covered in our security-focused blog.

Better coverage
Wi-Fi 6 has better coverage than Wi-Fi 5, which means it can reach further and penetrate walls more effectively. Better coverage ensures that your employees or customers have a strong and reliable wireless connection no matter where they are in your building.

Wi-Fi 6 is becoming the new standard of Wi-Fi as new products continue to come out. By investing in Wi-Fi 6 today, your small business can take advantage of all the benefits and features of Wi-Fi 6 and be prepared for the future and won’t have to worry about upgrading your wireless infrastructure any time soon.

By upgrading to Wi-Fi 6, your small business can enjoy faster speeds , improved capacity, enhanced security, better coverage, and future-proofing your business. EnGenius Fit is designed for small businesses and offers simple and feature-rich products, including Wi-Fi 6 compatible switches and access points to help take your business network to the next level.

Remember that to enjoy the benefits of Wi-Fi 6, you’ll need to have devices that support it, such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets. It’s also important to check if your internet service provider is compatible with Wi-Fi 6 before upgrading your network.

What is the EnGenius SMB Networking 101 Series?

The EnGenius SMB Networking 101 Series was thought up to help small business owners navigate the networking hardware and solution landscape and empower them to get the most out of their networking solution. We understand that small businesses are stretched thin with different priorities, and they want to focus on their core business and customers. We believe that networking should be simple, reliable, and flexible so that employees and customers can connect and enjoy their wireless experience.

If you want to learn about the next wave of Wi-Fi technology, read all about what’s coming with Wi-Fi 7.