Wi-Fi 5 vs. Wi-Fi 6: comparison and INOVIS latest Wi-Fi 6 Products

Wi-Fi 5 vs. Wi-Fi 6: comparison and INOVIS latest Wi-Fi 6 Products. In the ever-evolving landscape of wireless technology, staying ahead of the latest advancements is crucial for businesses seeking enhanced connectivity and performance. Two prominent Wi-Fi standards, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), have been pivotal in shaping the wireless connectivity experience. In this comparison, we dive into the key differences between Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6, highlighting the advantages of the latter, and explore the cutting-edge Wi-Fi 6 products available at INOVIS Live Automation AG.

INOVIS Live Automation AG’s Wi-Fi 6 Products:

  1. Access Points: These high-performance access points leverage the advanced features of Wi-Fi 6 to provide faster speeds, increased device capacity, and improved network efficiency.
  2. Industrial IoT Devices: Designed for the demands of industrial automation, these devices integrate seamlessly with Wi-Fi 6 networks, ensuring robust and reliable connectivity for critical applications.
  3. Network Infrastructure Solutions: From routers to switches, INOVIS Live Automation AG offers a comprehensive suite of network infrastructure products that capitalize on the benefits of Wi-Fi 6, providing businesses with a solid foundation for their wireless networks.


Feature Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Frequency Band Operates on the 5GHz band Utilizes both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands (Dual-band)
Performance and Speed Theoretical maximum speed of 6.9 Gbps Faster speeds for both individual and multiple devices
MU-MIMO Technology Up to 4 users simultaneously Improved MU-MIMO, more efficient data transfer
Signal Modulation More efficient modulation techniques Further enhancements in signal modulation
Battery Life Optimization N/A Integrates Target Wake Time (TWT) for improved efficiency
Speed Advancements Provides high-speed internet access Faster speeds for individual and multiple devices
Safety Protocols Standard safety protocols (WPA2) Enhanced safety protocols, better internet surfing
Backward Compatibility Compatible with Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) devices Backward compatible with Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 4 devices
Increased Device Support Handles moderate device density Supports a higher number of devices connected to a router

Wi-Fi 6, the latest standard, surpasses Wi-Fi 5 in speed, capacity, efficiency, and security, making it a compelling choice for businesses aiming to optimize their wireless networks.

In conclusion, the transition from Wi-Fi 5 to Wi-Fi 6 represents a significant leap in wireless technology. With INOVIS Live Automation AG‘s portfolio of Wi-Fi 6 products, businesses can embrace the future of connectivity, enjoying faster speeds, higher device capacity, and enhanced security.

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