What is Wi-Fi 6?
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), the latest generation of standard Wi-Fi, has been developed to meet the growing demand for more efficient home Wi-Fi networks, enabling more devices to be connected.
In addition to computers, mobile phones, tablets and game consoles, people nowadays want to connect all the other smart devices in their home simultaneously, such as televisions, speakers, lights, thermostats, locks, cameras, and so on, all without slowing down their network.
Available with Videotron through the Helix Fi 2 gateway, Wi-Fi 6 technology enables faster and more efficient Internet connection for more devices at the same time, while using less power.
Key benefits of Wi-Fi 6
With up to three times the speed of Wi-Fi 5 and improved data encoding, Wi-Fi 6 allows you to enjoy faster connectivity and quicker execution on all your devices.
Wi-Fi 6 improves the range of your home network, allowing your devices farthest from your Helix Fi gateway to get a better, more stable signal with less interference. This equipment therefore offers better performance, even if it’s installed outside.
MORE CONNECTED DEVICES
Wi-Fi 6 provides superior throughput that remains constant even if multiple devices are connected at the same time. This allows it to simultaneously transmit and receive information to and from all connected devices, thereby providing more speed and eliminating congestion on your network.
MORE ENERGY SAVINGS
The Target Wake Time feature of Wi-Fi 6 allows the Helix Fi gateway to program a Wi-Fi Smart Standby mode on your devices. This way, your equipment is not constantly looking for a signal and saves battery time, which also reduces interference.
Wi-Fi 6 in everyday life
In practical terms, Wi-Fi 6 allows you to live in an optimized smart home, where each family member can perform online activities or teleworking tasks without constraints. You can watch a movie in the living room, while your significant other cooks with an online video recipe, your kid is in the middle of a multiplayer video game in the basement, and your teen is streaming his favourite music in their bedroom. At the same time, your smart thermostat adjusts the temperature and the exterior light turns on, all without slowing or interrupting the connection.
Helix Fi gateway, your Wi-Fi 6 source
Our white Helix Fi gateway, acting as both modem and router, allows you to enjoy state-of-the-art Wi-Fi 6 technology. Adapted to your connected life, it supports more bandwidth-connected devices and features additional Ethernet ports. With the Helix Fi gateway and its Wi-Fi 6, you get better network performance, higher transfer speeds and better Wi-Fi coverage.
Unlimited Internet plans to enjoy Wi-Fi 6
Downloading music and photos
Streaming HD videos
Streaming HD movies and series
Streaming HD movies and series
FAQ about Wi-Fi 6
The Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) feature of Wi-Fi 6 speeds up data transmission and also reduces latency. Since data is transmitted in smaller packets to multiple devices in a single dispatch, the transmission is optimized to contain as much information as possible per dispatch, without lag.
1 Latest generation of Wi-Fi (802.11ax), subject to connection to the Helix Fi 2 gateway.