The “problem” with Wi-Fi 6 and all wireless networking standards is that it isn’t enough to buy a new router with Wi-Fi 6. To enjoy all the benefits, like the faster speeds, lower latency, larger network bandwidth, and so on, you also need computers, smartphones, and other devices that connect to Wi-Fi 6 networks. ASUS, as a company, is very well positioned in the Wi-Fi 6 ecosystem, and it offers users plenty of devices that are compatible with Wi-Fi 6. Here’s how ASUS helps you enjoy all the benefits of a Wi-Fi 6 network:
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ASUS is one of the largest laptop manufacturers in the world, producing many models for different niches and needs, from gaming to business to professional content creation. One of their most impressive line-ups of laptops is ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo. These laptops combine a dual-screen setup with potent hardware and a unique design that has received many awards.
Together with the more affordable ASUS ZenBook Duo, this line-up makes a great choice for remote work. We took the ZenBook Duo (our primary work laptop) and ran a quick SpeedTest in our network managed by an ASUS RT-AX58U wireless router. On our Wi-Fi 6 network, we reached a maximum of 801.36 Mbps for the download speed.
Who wouldn’t be productive at such speeds? Goodbye low-quality video in Zoom or Teams, problematic 4K movie streaming, and slowness when performing data-intensive tasks that require generous bandwidth.
If you are into gaming and prefer a laptop with an AMD Ryzen processor, take a look at the ASUS ROG Flow X13 GV301 laptop that we reviewed earlier this year, which has Wi-Fi 6 support.
All of ASUS’s recent series of mini PCs come with support for Wi-Fi 6 networks. Take, for example, the ASUS Mini PC PN62 pictured below. It’s an ultra-compact computer equipped with Intel processors, which takes very little space and offers generous connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 6.
We used this mini PC in tandem with our favorite ASUS RT-AX58U wireless router. As a result, the PN62 mini PC reached a maximum download speed of 780.14 Mbps and an upload speed of 556.79 Mbps.
The company also has several All-in-One PCs with Wi-Fi 6, like the new ASUS M3700. This computer has a multitouch NanoEdge display with thin bezels for edge-to-edge viewing and an impressive 91% screen-to-body ratio. To make things more interesting, it is equipped with powerful AMD Ryzen processors.
We no longer imagine living without smartphones, and models with Wi-Fi 6 support are easier to find with each passing month. ASUS has some interesting smartphones, like the new Zenfone 8 - one of the most compact Android flagships on the market, which works very well with Wi-Fi 6.
We ran a SpeedTest on it, too, using our Wi-Fi 6 network. ASUS Zenfone 8 reached an impressive download speed of 907 Mbps and an upload speed of 800 Mbps (the maximum our internet connection is capable of).
At such speeds, nothing you do on your smartphone will ever feel slow, not even the most action-packed online mobile games.
PC enthusiasts assemble their own computers, especially if they are IT professionals or gamers. ASUS is the world’s largest manufacturer of motherboards, and they have a fantastic portfolio of products for both AMD and Intel processors for all budgets. We tested their best motherboard for AMD Ryzen processors, the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero, and guess what? It too has support for Wi-Fi 6, allowing you to enjoy breakneck network speeds. You don’t have to connect your PC with an Ethernet cable to the router to enjoy low latency when gaming and high-speed downloads.
The same goes for their Intel lineup of motherboards. One of our favorites is ASUS PRIME Z590-P WIFI, which features an impressive design, plenty of connectivity options, efficient cooling, and Wi-Fi 6 support.
If you have an older computer or maybe a new one, but without support for Wi-Fi 6, you can purchase a dedicated network card like the ASUS PCE-AX58BT. With it, you can get rid of cables and enjoy high-speed Wi-Fi on your desktop computer. Furthermore, the installation process is simple, and all you need is a free PCI Express port inside your PC.
Ohh, and you also get Bluetooth to connect wireless headsets, speakers, and other devices with ease.
While buying yourself a router with Wi-Fi 6 is a good choice, even if you don’t have devices that can take advantage of this standard, it is better to have devices in your network that work well with it. As you have seen in this article, a smartphone like the Zenfone 8 can reach downloads of 907 Mbps. Who needs Ethernet cables in their home or business when Wi-Fi is this fast? Before closing this article, tell us what you think about the Wi-Fi 6 standard and whether you consider migrating to it soon. Comment below and let us know.