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.
Enjoy the Wi-Fi 6 technology upstairs, downstairs, everywhere
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.
Internet speed options for more flexibility
Helix Internet offers several choices of Internet speed to meet all types of needs. Choose the download speed that suits you between our Unlimited GIGA, 400, 100, 60 or 30 Internet plans.
Unlimited Internet plans to enjoy Wi-Fi 6
Download speed up to 940 Mbps
Upload speed up to 50 Mbps
- No longer having to worry about Internet speed, the number of people and devices connected at the same time, the type of activities performed simultaneously, or the home automation equipment capacity for your smart home.
Download speed up to 400 Mbps
Upload speed up to 50 Mbps
- Simultaneously connect multiple devices for various uses
- Stream audio and video content
- Perform multiple simultaneous downloads
- Play multiplayer video games
Download speed up to 100 Mbps
Upload speed up to 30 Mbps
- Stream 4K content across multiple screens
- Play video games online
- Quickly download and share large files
- Work collaboratively online
Download speed up to 30 Mbps
Upload speed up to 10 Mbps
- Use the Internet for recreational activities and browse the web
- Stream music and videos
- Download standard files
- Send or receive emails
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FAQ about Wi-Fi 6
Helix Internet offers you the most secure Wi-Fi2. The Advanced Security feature of the Helix Fi app, included in all our plans, protects your home Internet network by acting as a filter for incoming and outgoing traffic. This ensures that all your devices and objects connected to the Wi-Fi network are protected.
1 Latest generation of Wi-Fi (802.11ax), subject to connection to the Helix Fi 2 gateway.
²Customer must enable the Advanced Security feature in the Helix Fi app, free of charge