The new generation of WiFi technology (WiFi 6), offers more than just faster speeds, it offers high efficiency. But, rather than getting into the technicalities, we wanted to explain the most important new feature (OFDMA). OFDMA which stands for Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access is what makes WiFi 6 so much better than the other generations. In fact, it’s the first generation to use it.
OFDMA technology which is what WiFi 6 uses, clears up network congestion by sending a single data transmission to multiple users. With older generations of WiFi using OFDM, traffic can only be sent to a single recipient at a time. For example, if you look at today’s Wi-Fi as a delivery van, only one package can be delivered at a time. This is not efficient and leads to lag as the user waits for their turn.
On the other hand, OFDMA can transmit data to multiple devices at the same time. It does this by splitting traffic into smaller packets which in turn eliminates queueing. As a result, it leads to more efficient use of channels and lowers wait times for users to get their data. But, keep in mind, to take advantage of it you first need a WiFi 6 network. And, that means, you may have to upgrade your wireless router and use either WiFi 6 access points or a mesh WiFi system. With this in mind, we offer some insight on the best WiFi 6 router, EERO Pro 6.