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Steven Cohen

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WiFi 6E
« on: February 08, 2021, 08:34:37 am »

What are everyone's thoughts on WiFi 6E?

My plan is to wait for the new IPad iteration and see if it supports it, if it does, purchase it and new APs. Our uses are line of sight and have the APs on the deck or close by to run StageMix and similar programs. My thought process is that we will be the only one operating on 6GHz for a while and we need new IPads and APs anyway. It will take time for our enterprise APs to change over so it should give us some "personal space" for a few years.
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Re: WiFi 6E
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2021, 12:00:01 pm »

What are everyone's thoughts on WiFi 6E?

Depends on perspective: Is one an incumbent 6GHz licensee who may likely experience interference from unlicensed 6GHz 'WiFi' due to what is generally considered poorly conceived and written technical rules, or is one a consumer looking for yet more and faster wireless broadband connectivity?

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My plan is to wait for the new IPad iteration and see if it supports it, if it does, purchase it and new APs. Our uses are line of sight and have the APs on the deck or close by to run StageMix and similar programs. My thought process is that we will be the only one operating on 6GHz for a while and we need new IPads and APs anyway. It will take time for our enterprise APs to change over so it should give us some "personal space" for a few years.

There are several Petitions for Reconsideration regarding the technical rules for WiFi 6E, and given the new FCC commissioner line up, it's not a done deal. On a more practical level, the WiFi 6E proponents (as with those lovely folk who brought you the original T-Band auction) did not, and likely still do not, understand exactly who the 6GHz incumbents are. It's not just satellite or point to point microwave links scores or hundred of feet above ground level; it's ground level, indoor and outdoor microwave ENG and broadcast cameras, which will wipe out a portion of the 6GHz band for WiFi users (6425-6525 & 6875-7125, as well as suffer interference from too high a power 6GHz WAP.

The situation is a little too uncertain IMO to make a hardware decision or investment yet.
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Re: WiFi 6E
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2021, 08:37:35 am »

Depends on perspective: Is one an incumbent 6GHz licensee who may likely experience interference from unlicensed 6GHz 'WiFi' due to what is generally considered poorly conceived and written technical rules, or is one a consumer looking for yet more and faster wireless broadband connectivity?

There are several Petitions for Reconsideration regarding the technical rules for WiFi 6E, and given the new FCC commissioner line up, it's not a done deal. On a more practical level, the WiFi 6E proponents (as with those lovely folk who brought you the original T-Band auction) did not, and likely still do not, understand exactly who the 6GHz incumbents are. It's not just satellite or point to point microwave links scores or hundred of feet above ground level; it's ground level, indoor and outdoor microwave ENG and broadcast cameras, which will wipe out a portion of the 6GHz band for WiFi users (6425-6525 & 6875-7125, as well as suffer interference from too high a power 6GHz WAP.

The situation is a little too uncertain IMO to make a hardware decision or investment yet.

Thanks Henry for the information. Luckily we are in no rush to buy. Unluckily we don't have a huge need to run StageMix and similar Apps right at this moment, and when we do there is very little interference like there is in normal times.

Our needs are for a simple wireless LAN or two in a fixed installation to connect IPads to audio and lighting consoles for control via Apps.
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