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Wi-Fi 6

Next Generation Wi-Fi

Fortinet Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi 6 Quick Facts

6th Gen

802.11ax is the 6th generation of Wi-Fi, and will be known simply as "Wi-Fi 6"

4x Capacity

The new standard will have quadruple the capacity for more devices than 802.11ac

IoT Optimized

Wi-Fi 6 supports flexible channel sizes and resource units that allow operators to offer more efficient IoT support

What is Wi-Fi 6?

Wi-Fi 6

The next generation of the Wi-Fi standard is Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, the latest step in a journey of nonstop innovation. The standard builds on the strengths of 802.11ac while adding efficiency, flexibility, and scalability that allows new and existing networks increased speed and capacity with next-generation applications.

How does Wi-Fi 6 compare?

  802.11n (Wi-Fi 4) 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Frequency bands 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 5 GHz only 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz
Channel size (MHz) 20, 40 20, 40, 80, 80 + 80, and 160 20, 40, 80, 80 + 80, and 160
Frequency multiplexing OFDM OFDM OFDM and OFDMA

Universally Manageable Wi-Fi 6 Access Points

These enterprise class 802.11ax indoor APs provide three radios. These top-of-the-line access points provide OFDMA, a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port plus an additional 1 Gbps Ethernet port for PoE diversity. The APs can be configured for dual 5 GHz band access while still providing coverage for devices on the 2.4 GHz band, or can be configured to offer dedicated scanning. The integrated BLE radio can be used for beacons and locationing applications.

FortiAP U431F

FortiAP U431F

802.11ac 4x4 MU-MIMO Universal Access Point With Dual Radios, Internal Antennas

FortiAP U433F

FortiAP U433F

802.11ac 4x4 MU-MIMO Universal Access Point With Dual Radios, External Antennas

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