Just how FAST is WiFi 6?

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  • Published: 02 May 2019
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  • Brian McGaw
    Brian McGaw  8 hours back

    6 times as fast as WiFi 1, duh...

    • Vitalie
      Vitalie  14 hours back

      So to put it in simple words he is talking about 5G internet. Am I right?

      • Jebediah Clang
        Jebediah Clang  2 days back

        So basically you're used to cable internet.
        I'm stuck here with a max 3MB download and 300kB upload... not by wifi, but from the wall.

        • Phillip Wooden
          Phillip Wooden  2 days back

          I feel like I owe you tuition for today’s class.

          • Pieter Quinn
            Pieter Quinn  3 days back

            The Thumbnail looks like a boertjie wat n lekker plaas kak vat.

            • Joe Maldonado
              Joe Maldonado  4 days back

              Seems like a lot of Cisco pro guys watch this channel. I know, I'm one of them ;)

              • Rogelio Rodriguez
                Rogelio Rodriguez  1 weeks back

                Can anyone recommend a good WiFi 6 dongle? Or which pcie dongle he used?

                • Dude Norway
                  Dude Norway  1 weeks back

                  This is great for BIG arenas with hundreds of People. In my house i have Unifi AC wifi5. I have 500\500 Internet connection, and my downloads are 498Mbit and uploads are 589Mbit with my Samsung Galaxy S9. With my current AC gear, if i upgraded my internet Connection to Gigabit, i could very easy get the same speeds that Linus show in this video. ( local traffic is Close to 900Mbit with my current setup) What is wrong with your setup Linus? I sure would think you would get more speed with a 10Gbit internet connection.

                  • 말타마스
                    말타마스  1 weeks back

                    4:13 this access point looks like a cell tower antenna

                    • Kris Bright
                      Kris Bright  2 weeks back

                      My work has 48 port switches that look very much like those shown in this video.

                      • JB_XYZ
                        JB_XYZ  2 weeks back

                        Dude. The APs come with drop ceiling mounts. I just installed a couple... why you just dropping it on the tile???

                        • TheWilber09
                          TheWilber09  2 weeks back

                          If I weren't so cheap I think I could get gig up/down over wifi at home.

                          • Naif Damudi
                            Naif Damudi  3 weeks back

                            Hi Linus,

                            Intel ax200 WiFi 6 chipset is available for laptop, try it out.

                            I have it along with WiFi 6 router provided by the one of the vendor.

                            Btw, I test WiFi for living. So I like simplified explanation of WiFi 6. And it's true, it's just tip of an ice berg. It's not just about throughput and high speed. It's overall experience.

                            • myhv
                              myhv  3 weeks back

                              My pro tip for apartment buildings is get a beefy router with some good coverage, use a scanner to find the most used channel and manually switch to that. Then you just flex at your neighbors as they are forced to switch channels or use shitty wifi.

                              • Graphincer
                                Graphincer  3 weeks back

                                Linus: Wfi 6!

                                Me: My WiFi doesn’t even have 6 mbps download.

                                • Sander Alphen
                                  Sander Alphen  3 weeks back

                                  10:22 only the tip? Where is the rest?

                                  • Dominik Riegler
                                    Dominik Riegler  3 weeks back

                                    How long do we have to wait for that usb-type-c or micro-usb to ethernet adapter (dongle) for mobile phones?
                                    This would be a lot cheaper if you have a wired network.
                                    Just buy an ethernet cable and this dongle and you are good to go.
                                    I forgot: it's already there. For around 20 bucks.

                                    Better than wasting hundreds to thousands of bucks for multiple units of these expensive WiFi Routers out there.
                                    This would be the best cheap solution until you can afford all the units you need for those expensive wifi routers.


                                    Don't get me wrong. WiFi is clearly better, but are you willing to pay around 1000-2000 bucks or even more for your entire home and land for having WiFi everywhere?


                                    I do, but I have to save money until Blackweek for that.

                                    • The Assholes
                                      The Assholes  3 weeks back

                                      What MR series did they set you up with? The MR45 or MR55's?

                                      • Corey Killingbeck
                                        Corey Killingbeck  3 weeks back

                                        I mean I get 650-700 Mbps up and down on my s10 with WiFi 5 with a 1 Gbps service so 100 more Mbps isn't that crazy. Here I thought Linus was gonna give me something I haven't seen. I have faith in you Linus.

                                        • newt0n
                                          newt0n  4 weeks back

                                          I just tested my home wifi from my phone laying in bed (furthest away from my main connection). 793 down 857 up. Google fiber with Google WiFi mesh network (3 access points).

                                          • Roodj1
                                            Roodj1  4 weeks back

                                            Ha except the backwards compatibility makes the same security issues the same.

                                            • Shawn
                                              Shawn  4 weeks back

                                              Now to wait 30 years before it hits the consumer market. I had 1gbps LAN in 2005 and there has been absolutely no improvement in the last 14 years.

                                              • Ryan Hyde
                                                Ryan Hyde  4 weeks back

                                                I am about to deploy 15 of these APs in a corporate setting for 450+ devices.

                                              • 20quid
                                                20quid  4 weeks back

                                                Does Jake just keep a random collection of drill bits in his pockets?

                                                • George Jacob
                                                  George Jacob  1 months back

                                                  Netgear wifi6 router for 229cad at best buy July 2019

                                                  • Scott Murray-Anderson
                                                    Scott Murray-Anderson  1 months back

                                                    The fucking ping is 4 ms!

                                                    • Scott Murray-Anderson
                                                      Scott Murray-Anderson  1 months back

                                                      Cisco is the way to go! Fuck all others. That switch has UPoE and layer 3 switching. MMMMM

                                                      • Francis Santiago
                                                        Francis Santiago  1 months back

                                                        This channel is just commercialing some products lol

                                                        • Francis Santiago
                                                          Francis Santiago  1 months back

                                                          You just need speedify app and sim card :) hehehe
                                                          No need to buy expensive routers

                                                          • SpieroMusic
                                                            SpieroMusic  1 months back

                                                            We, the human race, are killing ourselves with all this EMF. And ppl wonder why cancer and other chronic diseases are at an all time high despite all our advancements in medicine.

                                                            • Jeff Brunner
                                                              Jeff Brunner  1 months back

                                                              So I’m supposed to be impressed that he got 802.11ac speeds out of the latest tech? I can get 800+ Mbps with an iPhone 7 on Ubiquiti access points.

                                                              • TheHope12322
                                                                TheHope12322  1 months back

                                                                I refuse to say wifi 6...

                                                                • Ashiqur Rahman
                                                                  Ashiqur Rahman  1 months back

                                                                  https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6552910795078987776 Check-out Linus

                                                                  • Simran Litt
                                                                    Simran Litt  2 months back

                                                                    This is the only time in my IT Career I have said, "Wow, that Wireless Communications class(The reason I almost didn't graduate) really came in handy!".

                                                                    • H. Michael Heuser
                                                                      H. Michael Heuser  2 months back

                                                                      Hey Linus, that is for another great video. I just ordered a new xps 7590 which has WiFi 6. Just to better understand, this will still be beneficial on my older networks at home or office? Thanks!

                                                                      • NUYKA
                                                                        NUYKA  2 months back

                                                                        I have a 1gbps connection with wifi 5. On my iPhone X, I am getting a download speed of 625Mbps and upload of 586Mbps. And this is when I have 20+ devices connected to the router. You have a 10gbps connection with wifi6 and the latest phone and router with wifi6 capabilities and you are getting a slightly higher upload speed. I wonder if wifi6 is really as great as they say it is.

                                                                        • detjuggalo
                                                                          detjuggalo  2 months back

                                                                          yay more cancer for everyone give that radiation

                                                                          • xpgx1
                                                                            xpgx1  2 months back

                                                                            Ajit so and so - isn't he the bad dude that wanted to make the internet a crappier place? =)

                                                                            • Cosmicat
                                                                              Cosmicat  2 months back

                                                                              So we are all going to get cancer?

                                                                              • Jonathan Crow
                                                                                Jonathan Crow  2 months back

                                                                                So... WiFi 6 isn't really for you're average home user.

                                                                                • 0101010101 0101010101
                                                                                  0101010101 0101010101  2 months back

                                                                                  Clam down Linus, I'm getting a 630Mb/s with just a iPhone XS Max and Netgear Orbi (I know of topic Wifi6 but..)

                                                                                  • Joel Fuchs
                                                                                    Joel Fuchs  2 months back

                                                                                    Sweatch

                                                                                    • Simonplayer 26
                                                                                      Simonplayer 26  2 months back

                                                                                      This wifi psu is better than my desktop psu wow

                                                                                      • Dopple Dankster
                                                                                        Dopple Dankster  2 months back

                                                                                        Gotta say cisco has been selling super expensive yet hot garbage stuff for a while now (especially with ACI).

                                                                                        BUT THIS, this is great.

                                                                                        • Moravid
                                                                                          Moravid  2 months back

                                                                                          Merakie is so damn expensive though, I hope Cisco brings WIFI 6 to their Small Business 500 Series Wireless Access Point

                                                                                          • Simply Human
                                                                                            Simply Human  2 months back

                                                                                            Just how dangerous is WiFi 6?

                                                                                            • Erelyes
                                                                                              Erelyes  2 months back

                                                                                              1k downvotes cos of 8:01

                                                                                              • Magnum Opus
                                                                                                Magnum Opus  2 months back

                                                                                                @Linus Tech Tips What on earth are you on about...on my crappy one plus 5, I get 460/500 speeds. That is not really an impressive speed you get on WIFI 6