Should I get the Orbi with Wifi6 this year or should I hold out for a new Amplifi router?
James Earl Ford
While this isn't specific to Amplifi, here is what Consumer Reports has to say on the subject of purchasing a WiFi 6 router at this time.
The line that jumped out to me in the article was, "To experience the tech's new benefits, products must be WiFi 6-compliant.".
@andres-betts I'm waiting personally till wifi 6 is finalised which will take a while.
New iPhones with WiFi AX are almost out, when will you release a new AmpliFi HD with WiFi 6 support? Thanks.
@roberto-greco the standard is still in draft so it's not quite worth it since it will most definitely change.
@edward-dolezal No man, the WiFi 6 standard has been finalized and certified https://www.wi-fi.org/news-events/newsroom/wi-fi-certified-6-delivers-new-wi-fi-era
@roberto-greco that's just certified it's not yet released, the just decided the current draft is the final one.
Don't get me wrong I really want them to release an ax based product it would be nice not they did have a trade in program so that we could get some sort of discount on the new units.
But if expect something next year in release personally but, for all we know it could be sooner hopefully.
The only other issues is the number of client devices that support the standard being the biggest issue, if the majority of devices support it they will bring a product sooner.
Draft or not, at least 5 WiFi 6 other routers are about to hit the market. Some are listed on BestBuy and Amazon with sept/oct release date.
Ratification of the standard is just a formality once the WiFi Alliance has started certification
The silicon is baked and chipsets used for production devices cannot be changed
Anyone waiting for the standard to be ratified to start implementation or a new stepping will be left behind...
@stevev I wold not be so quick to adopt it considering that the majority of devices only support ac, one of my biggest concerns is that they will do what happened to AC have mid generation upgrades Google ac wave one and wave two.
At the current moment only a handful of devices support ax it will take years for full adoption.
Don't get me wrong I am all for ax based products, but keep in mind that it would be a bit of a sting to people who bought the AC based products not that long ago.