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WLAN WiFi 6 router manufacturers | 802.11ax router Vendors

This page covers WLAN WiFi 6 router manufacturers or 802.11ax router (Access Point) Vendors. The WiFi 6 router (Access Point) manufacturers include Aerohive Networks, ASUS, D-Link, TP-Link etc.

What is WiFi 6 Router or 802.11 ax Access Point (AP)

802.11ax features and advantages
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• IEEE 802.11ax technology is 6th generation of WiFi and hence it is known as Wifi-6. Due to its high efficiency performance, it is also known as HEW (High Efficiency WLAN).
• It is developed to overcome limitations of 802.11ac such as contention based uplink access etc.
• 802.11ax offers better efficiency, network capacity, performance and user experience at reduced latency.
• WiFi 6 Router or Access Point (AP) should support following features in order to be compliant with IEEE 802.11ax standard and devices.
• Higher modulation scheme such as 1024-QAM
• More number of OFDM subcarriers in a symbol or long OFDM symbol
• Multiplexing users using MU-MIMO concept both in the uplink and downlink
• Beamforming and OFDMA technique
• 8 simultaneous MU-MIMO streams
• Uplink scheduling without any contention
• BSS color codes
• Use of both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands
• Refer advantages and disadvantages of 802.11ax >>

WLAN WiFi 6 router manufacturers | 802.11ax router Vendors

WLAN 802.11ax routers

Following table mentions 802.11ax i.e. WiFi 6 router manufacturers and 802.11ax router Vendors. The figure-2 depicts WLAN WiFi-6 routers from popular manufacturers.

WiFi 6 router Manufacturers Description with model (if any)
Aerohive Networks • Models: AP630 and AP650
• Features of AP630: Dual band, 1.8GHz dual core CPU, 1GB RAM, 256 MB Flash memory, 2 LAN and 1 USB 2.0 Ports, Cost of about $1199 etc.
• Features of AP650: Tri-band, 1.8GHz quad core CPU, 1 2.5GB WAN, 1 LAN and 1 USB 3.0 ports, 8 antennas, cost: $1399 etc.
ASUS • Model: Rapture GT-AX11000 & RT-AX88U
• Features of Rapture GT-AX11000: Triband, 1.8 GHz quad core, 1GB RAM, 256 MB flash memory, 1 2.5GB ethernet powrt, 4 LAN ports, 2 USB 3.1 ports etc.
• Features of RT-AX88U: Dual band, Same CPU as above, 1 WAN port(1GB), 8 LAN ports, 2 USB 3.1 ports etc.
• ASUS has also developed AiMesh AX6100 which supports mesh topology.
D-LINK • Model: AX11000 Ultra wifi router & AX6000 Ultra wifi router
• Feaures of AX11000 : Triband, 8 antennas, 1 5GB WAN port, 4 LAN ports, 1 USB 3.0 port
• Features of AX6000 : Triband, 1.8 GHZ quad core CPU, 512 MB RAM, 256 MB flash memory, ports as above etc.
TP-LINK • Model: Archer AX11000
• Features: 1.8 GHz quad core CPU, 512MB flash memory, 1 2.5GB WAN port, 8 LAN ports, 1 USB 3.0 type-A port, 1 USB 3.0 type-C port

WLAN 802.11ax or WiFi 6 Router related links

advantages and disadvantages of 802.11ac
advantages and disadvantages of 802.11ax
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MU-OFDMA in 802.11ax
MU-MIMO in 802.11ax
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