A smart home isn’t very smart if it has a slow network. To keep everything up to speed, you need a home network that can handle the demands of all your smart home products. They require a strong Wi-Fi signal and sufficient internet bandwidth. However, as you continue to add new devices or update existing technologies, it puts more strain on your network bandwidth and Wi-Fi functionality. Fortunately, there is a solution: the new Wi-Fi 6.
Ruckus is a leading provider of home networking products that can give you the speed and reliable connectivity you need. In this blog, we’ll focus on the next-generation features of the Wi-Fi 6 technology. Read more to see why it’s a smart choice for your home in Indianapolis, IN.
Simply put, Wi-Fi 6 technology gives your home network the bandwidth, capacity, and capability to support more Wi-Fi devices in your home. It helps to transmit Wi-Fi signals more efficiently. Wi-Fi 6 is approximately 30% faster than Wi-Fi 5, the current wireless technology. Still, for the most part, it’s not the speed that matters but the connectivity and efficiency.
When Wi-Fi 5 came out, most American households only had about five Wi-Fi devices, such as computers, tablets, and cellphones. Now, most homes have 10 Wi-Fi devices on average. If you live in a smart home, then that number is compounded. In fact, many smart homes have 50 or more Wi-Fi devices – smart lighting, 4K TVs, whole-home audio, home security, motorized shades, and much more. The more devices you have, the bigger demand they put on your home network. Since your router can only communicate with so many devices at once, you’ll see a decrease in network performance as you add more gadgets.
Ruckus offers new Wi-Fi 6 products to address the issues that come with putting dozens of Wi-Fi devices on a single network. Wi-Fi 6 technology helps routers communicate better with more devices. Routers are able to send data to multiple devices in the same broadcast while keeping connections strong even as more home technologies start to demand data. This is accomplished with two new technologies. One is known as MU-MIMO (multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output). It permits the router to communicate with more devices.
The other technology, called OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division multiple access), allows your router to deliver to multiple devices simultaneously. In other words, MU-MIMO expands the reach of your router, and OFDMA helps your router “multi-task.” So, in homes with lots of smart technologies and devices that need to connect, Wi-Fi 6 makes a huge difference. With updated Wi-Fi 6 technology, your smart home products will respond faster, and you’ll be able to add new technologies without causing strain on your home network.
Ruckus is an industry leader in developing state-of-the-art Wi-Fi solutions. They specialize in indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi access points, switches, system monitoring, and all of your wireless home networking needs. The Premier Group installs advanced Ruckus products to ensure a fully-functional and robust smart home system.
Would you like to learn how we can speed up your internet and improve your Wi-Fi efficiency? Call The Premier Group at (317) 580-1032 or fill out our online contact form to request a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.
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