The Wi-FI 6 measure (802.11ax) is bringing many exciting improvements to Wi-Fi that make it an enticing discretion. These include despatch in the form of real-world multi-gigabit wireless junctions but also support for high-density networks like those in stadiums. However it will take some careful reflection and planning to know when to take the leap to Wi-Fi 6.
To make multi-gigabit wireless despatchs practicable most Wi-Fi 6 approach points (AP) ship with a 2.5Gbps or 5Gbps LAN junction since almost all Wi-Fi 5 APs have a 1Gbps interface. Connecting a Wi-Fi 6 AP to a typical gigabit network is practicable but will bottleneck the despatchs of the Wi-Fi so clients wont be able to substantiate junction despatchs over 1Gbps to the inner LAN or internet.[Get regularly scheduled insights by signing up for Network World newsletters.]
On the other hand you might not need such fast Wi-Fi-approach despatchs. For accidental Wi-Fi usage by smartphones and laptops in an service you probably dont. But it would help on networks with a high-density of users or those with sentient or high-throughput applications like streaming 4K videos – especially if the full is coming from within the LAN instead of the Internet.
Evaluate your running network to see what needs upgrading on the wired side in order to get the multi-gigabit support. Heres what to look for: