Wi-Fi 6 technology has been on the market for quite some time, and many of us have at least one compatible device in our homes. There are many reasons to switch to a router or mesh Wi-Fi system that supports this standard. But to enjoy all the benefits, like faster speeds, lower latency, and higher bandwidth, you also need laptops, smartphones, and other devices that can connect to Wi-Fi 6 networks. ASUS is very well positioned in the Wi-Fi 6 ecosystem and offers many types of compatible devices. Here's how ASUS helps you enjoy everything a Wi-Fi 6 network has to offer:
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ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 is one of the most interesting routers of the year, boasting not only an imposing and aggressive look but also very powerful hardware, as well as the ability to work with 2.5 Gbps internet connections. Using the Wi-Fi 6 standard to broadcast its wireless signal, you can enjoy the fastest internet connections available anywhere in the world.
When it comes to mesh Wi-Fi systems, ASUS ZenWiFi Pro ET12 is a beast that can provide coverage over a huge area at top speeds. This system is among the first on the market to handle 2.5 Gbps internet connections. In addition, it also offers wireless transmission via both Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E, the latter being the newest generation of this standard, which includes a new high-speed wireless band.
The ASUS ZenWiFi Pro ET12 is an option worth considering for users who want the fastest Wi-Fi over a very wide coverage area.
We all want a good laptop. If it can be good for both work and gaming, all the better. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) is precisely one such laptop. A hardware beast, but small in size and light in weight, it's one of the most portable and powerful laptops on the market.
When it comes to both gaming and productivity, a fast internet connection is critical. Thanks to its compatibility with the Wi-Fi 6 standard, the download and upload speeds we reached on the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 were comparable to an Ethernet connection.
Who needs network cables when you can get such speeds on Wi-Fi 6?
All ASUS mini PC series feature support for Wi-Fi 6 networks. For example, we recently tested an ASUS Mini PC PB62. It’s an ultra-compact computer equipped with Intel processors, that takes up very little space and offers very generous connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 6.
This mini PC is also very robust, complying with the MIL-STD-810H military standard, which certifies that it can withstand harsh working conditions: high and low temperatures, vibrations, shocks, etc.
Premium smartphones were among the first devices on the market to offer support for Wi-Fi 6 networks. They have evolved in recent years to include support for this standard at increasingly lower prices. Now, the hottest gaming phones on the market, like those in the ASUS ROG Phone 5 family (5, 5s, and Ultimate), offer support not only for Wi-Fi 6 but also for Wi-Fi 6E, the newest standard, which is an evolved version of Wi-Fi 6 that brings a new, interference-free band and even faster speeds.
Furthermore, the ASUS ROG Phone 6, launching in just a few days, will continue this tradition and bring new innovative features for gaming enthusiasts.
Are you looking to build a desktop PC using a 12th-generation Intel processor and want a reasonably priced motherboard? The ASUS ROG Strix B660-F Gaming WiFi is one of the best B660 chipset boards on the market, and in addition to a well-thought-out design and features for gaming enthusiasts, it also offers Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
If you're an AMD enthusiast and want a PC with a Ryzen processor, we tested the best motherboard for these CPUs - the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero - and guess what? It also includes Wi-Fi 6 support, so you don't need an Ethernet cable connection to enjoy low latency when playing online or great download speeds on Steam and other platforms.
If your desktop computer or mini PC doesn't have a Wi-Fi 6 motherboard, you can get a dedicated network card. We recommend the ASUS PCE-AX58BT, a high-quality network card that reaches very high speeds. It helps you get rid of cables and enjoy fast Wi-Fi on your computer. Furthermore, the installation process is quick and only requires one free PCI Express slot. It also offers a Bluetooth chip to quickly connect wireless headsets, Bluetooth speakers, and other devices.
On our 1 Gbps connection, we reached an internet download speed of 908.04 Mbps. And for local network traffic, we easily exceeded the 1 Gbps threshold.
Getting a Wi-Fi 6 router is a good idea even if you don't have devices that take advantage of this standard. More so, if you have Wi-Fi 6 compatible devices on your network. As you've seen in this article, a gaming laptop like the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) can reach download speeds of 912 Mbps. Who needs Ethernet cables when the Wi-Fi is this fast? Due to the nature of my work, I've been migrating to Wi-Fi 6 for a while now and have many compatible devices where I enjoy very fast connections. I'm curious if Digital Citizen readers have also made the move to Wi-Fi 6 and what your experience with this ecosystem has been so far.