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Windows 7: Wi-Fi Alliance announces Wi-Fi 6 certification program

4 Weeks Ago   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Wi-Fi Alliance announces Wi-Fi 6 certification program

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The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ certification program from Wi-Fi Alliance® is now available and delivers the best user experience with devices based on IEEE 802.11ax. The certification program brings new features and capabilities that enable substantially greater overall Wi-Fi® network performance in challenging environments with many connected devices such as stadiums, airports, and industrial parks. With adoption of the latest Wi-Fi generation increasing, product vendors and service providers can trust Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ will distinguish Wi-Fi 6 products and networks that meet the highest standards for security and interoperability. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 provides significant capacity, performance, and latency improvements to the entire Wi-Fi ecosystem, while ensuring products across vendors to work well together to deliver greater innovation and opportunity.



Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 supports a more diverse set of devices and applications, from those requiring peak performance in demanding enterprise environments to those requiring low power and low latency in smart homes or industrial IoT scenarios. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 delivers nearly four times the capacity of Wi-Fi 5, and is an evolutionary advancement for Wi-Fi’s ability to deliver high-performance infrastructure and optimized connectivity to all devices on a network simultaneously – bringing noticeable improvements in densely connected Wi-Fi environments. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 delivers critical connectivity that supports cellular networks, and leverages high speeds, low latency, power efficiency, greater capacity, and enhanced coverage to deliver many advanced 5G services.

“Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 is ushering in a new era of Wi-Fi, building on Wi-Fi’s core characteristics to provide better performance in every environment for users, greater network capacity for service providers to improve coverage for their customers, and new opportunities for advanced applications,” said Edgar Figueroa, president and CEO, Wi-Fi Alliance. “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 will deliver improvements in connectivity, including in high density locations and IoT environments.”

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 delivers advanced security protocols and requires the latest generation of Wi-Fi security, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3™. Advanced capabilities available in Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 include:
  • Orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA): effectively shares channels to increase network efficiency and lower latency for both uplink and downlink traffic in high demand environments
  • Multi-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO): allows more downlink data to be transferred at once and enables an access point to transmit data to a larger number of devices concurrently
  • 160 MHz channels: increases bandwidth to deliver greater performance with low latency
  • Target wake time (TWT): significantly improves battery life in Wi-Fi devices, such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices
  • 1024 quadrature amplitude modulation mode (1024-QAM): increases throughput in Wi-Fi devices by encoding more data in the same amount of spectrum
  • Transmit beamforming: enables higher data rates at a given range resulting in greater network capacity
“Wi-Fi 6 brings greater speeds and more efficiency to Wi-Fi networks, expanding its role as a critical communication platform,” said Phil Solis, research director at IDC. “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 drives a higher quality experience for all Wi-Fi’s many use cases, further propelling the Wi-Fi market and ensuring Wi-Fi maintains its strong position as the connectivity landscape evolves.”

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 expands on Wi-Fi’s core strengths including affordable performance, efficient operation, commitment to security, ease of use, self-deployment, and long-term compatibility, while also supporting a more reliable user experience in areas of high user demand. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 leverages Wi-Fi’s global ubiquity to more efficiently connect users in more environments, support growing data requirements, and expand advanced use cases including augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), streaming high-definition content, real-time monitoring, and mission critical applications. As more spectrum is made available for Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 will only continue to drive greater global Wi-Fi innovation and economic contributions.

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 is the first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 smartphone, and Wi-Fi Alliance expects most leading phones and access points will soon support the latest generation of Wi-Fi. The first products designated Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 which comprise the test bed for certification include:
  • Broadcom® BCM4375
  • Broadcom® BCM43698
  • Broadcom® BCM43684
  • Cypress CYW 89650 Auto-Grade Wi-Fi 6 Certified
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) AX200 (for PCs)
  • Intel® Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV600 Series (for routers and gateways)
  • Marvell 88W9064 (4x4) Wi-Fi 6 Dual-Band STA
  • Marvell 88W9064 (4x4) + 88W9068 (8x8) Wi-Fi 6 Concurrent Dual-Band AP
  • Qualcomm® Networking Pro 1200 Platform
  • Qualcomm® FastConnect 6800 Wi-Fi 6 Mobile Connectivity Subsystem
  • Ruckus R750 Wi-Fi 6 Access Point
For more information on Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 please visit: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 | Wi-Fi Alliance


Read more: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ delivers new Wi-Fi(R) era | Wi-Fi Alliance

See also: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 | Wi-Fi Alliance


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Melchior

Windows 7 ULTIMATE (SP1)(x64)
 
 

nice... and how safe is it?
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
Tharthan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melchior View Post
... and how safe is it?
I second this. How safe is it, Brink?
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Found this that may help.

Don’t Worry: Wi-Fi Isn’t Dangerous
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
Tharthan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Found this that may help.

Don’t Worry: Wi-Fi Isn’t Dangerous
Well, I meant in terms of the connection. Is it more secure? Less secure?

I'd be more attentive to the matter of 5G when it comes to radiation than I would be about Wi-Fi. My concerns regarding changes to Wi-Fi are with regard to security and privacy of data transfer.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tharthan View Post
Well, I meant in terms of the connection. Is it more secure? Less secure?

I'd be more attentive to the matter of 5G when it comes to radiation than I would be about Wi-Fi. My concerns regarding changes to Wi-Fi are with regard to security and privacy of data transfer.
It will be more secure in addition to being faster.

Comparing 5G to Wi-Fi 6 from a security perspective | SC Media
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Everything computer related whether hardware or software will eventually have a CVE associated to it. Even with WPA/2 which is what you should use with a good, none bruteforce or dictionary derived password has a CVE or two.

Just like the old saying, nothing is unhackable.
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
Tharthan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
Just like the old saying, nothing is unhackable.
That's my concern, F22 Simpilot. I sometimes worry that these upgrades are done without proper concern for security and privacy vulnerabilities.

But perhaps I am worrying too much.
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Found this that may help.

Don’t Worry: Wi-Fi Isn’t Dangerous
What if this article is out of date?

The article was published over two years before the release of WiFi 6. If this technology is anything like 5G, then that would mean it has not been fully tested, before rollout. So who actually is making money by keeping quiet?
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
What if this article is out of date?

The article was published over two years before the release of WiFi 6. If this technology is anything like 5G, then that would mean it has not been fully tested, before rollout. So who actually is making money by keeping quiet?
Here you go: Let Me Google That
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