[Technical Share] Wi-Fi 6 - Introduction

What is Wi-Fi 6?

According to the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) naming convention, the Wi-Fi protocol version has been adopting the naming format "802.11" + letters. Wi-Fi 6 is actually 802.11ax, which is simplified for commercial use and it's more convenient for users to remember. In addition to Wi-Fi 6, the Wi-Fi Alliance has renamed 802.11n and 802.11ac. (as Wi-Fi 4 & Wi-Fi 5)

If the most advanced technology a device supports is …Then it shall be identified as generation
802.11axWi-Fi 6
802.11acWi-Fi 5
802.11nWi-Fi 4


Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 AX)

Intel Gigabit Ethernet and next-generation Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) ensure fast and smooth data exchange between your network and the outside world. Intel LAN reduces CPU usage while increasing TCP and UDP transfers while preserving more processing power.

Provides super fast network connection speed, which can increase network capacity and performance in a dense Wi-Fi environment, and bring excellent online gaming experience with the convenience of wireless connection.


Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 AX)

WiFi 6E means WiFi 6 is extended to the 6 GHz frequency band. WiFi 6E has the same standard as WiFi 6, but the spectrum range is larger. The 6 GHz range is a new frequency band from 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz, which can provide up to 1,200 MHz. WiFi 6E comes with 7 160 MHz channels. Connecting to the 6 GHz frequency can bring greater bandwidth, faster speed and lower latency. It can be used for AR/VR, 8K streaming or higher-speed files, etc. Better experience and speed.


  • Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer to specification pages for full details.
  • Unless otherwise stated, all performance claims are based on theoretical performance. Actual figures may vary in real-world situations.
  • WiFi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations.