Just how FAST is WiFi 6?

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  • Published: 02 May 2019
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  • Bryce Steiner
    Bryce Steiner  16 hours back

    so what happens to those who are still using AC to connect to a wifi 6 router, will it bring down everyone else to AC and remove the performance features for everone?

    • Danial Khan
      Danial Khan  4 days back

      Don't even spent your money on this if you already have 802.11ac (WIFI 5) which can give you 1.3gbps (max transmission speed).

      • thefatmoop
        thefatmoop  6 days back

        wifi says they'll call it 4,5,6. My bet is in 3 years we'll have 6.10e

        • Harlock2day
          Harlock2day  6 days back

          Hopefully Service Providers will not be able to scam people anymore with a subpar Modem.

          • MeSaber
            MeSaber  1 weeks back

            Woulda been nice to see what speeds you had on Wifi5 as a comparison.

            • MaxLeopold
              MaxLeopold  2 weeks back

              You should also mention, that there will be again two Waves - 802.11ax Wave1 & 802.11ax Wave2 - similar to WiFi5 (802.11ac) !
              With 802.11ax wave2 are Services like BSS Colouring coming, that will help with Voice over WiFi / Voice + Video over WiFi (Unified Communication).

              • Lewis McCarthy
                Lewis McCarthy  2 weeks back

                How many walls was this through?

                • Kent Pengelly
                  Kent Pengelly  2 weeks back

                  I live in calgary and most everyone has shaw cable because the city won't allow fibre. We don't have anywhere near those speeds I get 15 mbps down and 1.7 mbps upload.

                  • musoke robert
                    musoke robert  2 weeks back

                    good tech

                    • Robin B.
                      Robin B.  2 weeks back

                      We have note 10+ and iPhone 11. Should I get wifi 6 router?

                      • Ben Pit
                        Ben Pit  3 weeks back

                        Wifi 6 vs 5G... that is the question

                        • Jay Bojorquez
                          Jay Bojorquez  3 weeks back

                          Well holy shit

                          • DeVaughn Currie
                            DeVaughn Currie  3 weeks back

                            So if I don't have any WiFi 6 devises will this benefit me anyway?

                            • Jokudami
                              Jokudami  3 weeks back

                              Me in Germany:Hey my download speed is finally over 20Mbs

                              • Adiffkindofswag
                                Adiffkindofswag  4 weeks back

                                OFDMA is basically Asynchronous Compute for Wi-Fi.

                                • أمير
                                  أمير  4 weeks back

                                  Maybe next time you could dumb it down a bit because I'm still confused about how it works

                                  • Nick Miller
                                    Nick Miller  3 weeks back

                                    Bigger number make thing go fast

                                • derek schommer
                                  derek schommer  4 weeks back

                                  My upload sucks, but with non wifi 6 I have gotten 580-590 mb/s on my note 10 for downloads

                                  • Captain R. WITTEREL
                                    Captain R. WITTEREL  4 weeks back

                                    We hardly know if 5ghz is safe yet, now they want 6ghz?!?! Ajit Pai you corrupt fucker.

                                    The US military made weapons using 5ghz because it's short enough to act on cells in the body. With 6ghz we are surely going to see some funky shit i'm sure. Wi-Fi so fast it'll give you cancer or act as central heating.

                                    • Topper: Gaming and More

                                      You all came here for 9:45 thank me later

                                      • Okazaki Fragments
                                        Okazaki Fragments  4 weeks back

                                        How the hell have I not seen this video? Damn it YouTube....

                                        • Hello How R U
                                          Hello How R U  1 months back

                                          i wonder how reliable it is with that speed? we keep have to reboot our router at home

                                          • random869
                                            random869  1 months back

                                            What PC case was that?

                                            • notthere83
                                              notthere83  1 months back

                                              Ah, so you're saying people at conferences don't have to talk to one another any more? :P

                                              • Gustavo Lorenzi
                                                Gustavo Lorenzi  1 months back

                                                Tell us about Meraki licensing LOL

                                                • Lucas Caliel Borges Sousa

                                                  what about wifi 802.11 ad?

                                                  • Jon O'Brien
                                                    Jon O'Brien  1 months back

                                                    Uuuum ... what?

                                                    • Edvinas D
                                                      Edvinas D  1 months back

                                                      1-7 ghz? Hmm is this like 5G but a wifi version? I will just get aptly named killer wifi card for my pc for the maximum effect.

                                                      • Ferdinand S
                                                        Ferdinand S  1 months back

                                                        Now all I nead is a 10 gigabit Internet Plan ... oh wait I live in Germany

                                                        • L. Toager
                                                          L. Toager  4 weeks back

                                                          Ja, ich auch 🤭

                                                        • PLF
                                                          PLF  1 months back

                                                          You can just bundle 10 connections 🤣

                                                        • Swen
                                                          Swen  1 months back

                                                          Germans: "We want (faster) internet"
                                                          Merkel: "Internet? Neuland..."

                                                      • giorgio oppo
                                                        giorgio oppo  1 months back

                                                        If you want to do a wifi 6 clogging test see killer wifi ax1650

                                                        • LEEDAQ
                                                          LEEDAQ  1 months back

                                                          he won't get the same speed if majority of people getting their wifi6 too

                                                          • Abiyyu Faiz
                                                            Abiyyu Faiz  1 months back

                                                            Hmm, more like mini LTE and faster because of the range and just hundred of user

                                                            • Niklas Kolb
                                                              Niklas Kolb  1 months back

                                                              I'm also having a 10000 bucks switch at home. Not that expensive :c

                                                              • TRICKSTA
                                                                TRICKSTA  1 months back

                                                                LOOK AT THAT BIG A**  CLOTHESPIN!

                                                                • quest 77051
                                                                  quest 77051  1 months back

                                                                  thanks.

                                                                  • Elijah Chavarria
                                                                    Elijah Chavarria  1 months back

                                                                    Omg linus that intro "so done" ah your really not helping yourself here

                                                                    • Chris A
                                                                      Chris A  1 months back

                                                                      Are there advantages at all to wifi 6 even if my devices are not wifi 6? I have a pretty good number of wireless devices on my network and none of them are that new. I think most my devices are N and AC. I also have a number of smart devices and security cameras that still run on 2.4 ghz only. My current access points are AC (not actually access points, but 3 Samsung Connect Smart Home mesh routers in bridge mode that suck). Would I have much advantage to going with wifi 6 (Wifi AX?) I have no future plans to upgrade to newer devices as most the devices are cameras, smart switches & lights. I hate these Samsungs. They have been nothing but problems for me. They have virtually no advanced settings or customization, and ever since I put them in bridge mode, 1 or more of them will randomly just disconnect flat out and need rebooted. So if I'm going to replace them out of frustration, and get REAL access points. Is it worth the cost to go Wifi 6?

                                                                      • DarkerMS
                                                                        DarkerMS  1 months back

                                                                        *Laughs in Dutch Gigabit Internet*

                                                                      • Daniel Tillman
                                                                        Daniel Tillman  1 months back

                                                                        In bed my phone has about 425Mbps down and 430Mbps up on 5GHz, S9+, FiOS gigabit.

                                                                        • NerdyIndividual
                                                                          NerdyIndividual  1 months back

                                                                          Paying for 500/500 (1000NOK about 110USD for tv and internet 500mb/s up and down) Getting around 420 up and down on my p20pro

                                                                          • Anuel Adu-Nsiah
                                                                            Anuel Adu-Nsiah  2 months back

                                                                            I have WiFi 10 on my "S10 pro Max"

                                                                            • Waykat Services P/L Melbourne

                                                                              Wow 10Gb internet, we are from this little backwards country not sure if you have heard of it, Australia where we have the NBN better known as No Bloody Network.

                                                                              In Australia our corrupt federal government has decided tjat we ate not even allowed to have 100Mbps with the avarage connection being between 50Mbps & 75Mbps max.

                                                                              Here in Australia we cant even utilise ac little loan acx whilst ww know a lot about tje technology its not somethung that we are likley to see in Australia.

                                                                              • Mohammad Kaiyum
                                                                                Mohammad Kaiyum  2 months back

                                                                                3:46 steam number represent the number of antenna.

                                                                                • Ryan
                                                                                  Ryan  2 months back

                                                                                  I have a WiFi 6 Fenvi 160mhz card in my PC, but it seems there are no good AX (WiFi) 6 routers for home users. All only have Mesh links that run at Wifi 6 with the main 5Ghz channel being 860mbps.


                                                                                  Any suggestions?

                                                                                  • David
                                                                                    David  2 months back

                                                                                    Only took 11% of his battery to do a speedtest!

                                                                                    • Louis Kévin
                                                                                      Louis Kévin  2 months back

                                                                                      Oh ok.. I'm getting almost 600mbps on my Note 9 with Wi-Fi 5 but ok
                                                                                      Also one thing I don't get, why the fuck do manufacturers put 4 antennas for LTE on their phones but only 2 for Wi-Fi ? I mean even in Wi-Fi 5 we could get 1.2gbps which is what they advertise for LTE these days

                                                                                      • Baba Ayman
                                                                                        Baba Ayman  2 months back

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                                                                                        • Braith May
                                                                                          Braith May  2 months back

                                                                                          Grandpa Linus is looking old. 👴

                                                                                          • Ofir Rosilyo
                                                                                            Ofir Rosilyo  2 months back

                                                                                            You should talk about upgrading laptop internal wifi adapters to ax cards as it is super cheap to get one on ebay