CONNECT FASTER, SMARTER, MORE SECURELY WITH WI-FI 6
DISCOVER HOW YOUR HOME WIRELESS NETWORK BENEFITS BY UPGRADING TO THE LATEST WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY
The modern lifestyle has us connected more than ever and with it comes a more demanding environment for your home wireless networks. Whether you are looking to enjoy audio and video streaming services, attend yet another Zoom video-conference or let off some steam with an online game, you need a robust and secure implementation.
Wireless is the standard method most people use to access content; Wi-Fi is so pervasive that most people now use the term to describe almost any data network. While the freedom to roam without the hassle of wires is the most convenient method, all too often, it is also the most unreliable and least secure. That is, until now.
Are you intrigued by the benefits upgrading your connectivity brings to your Camas, WA smart home? Then continue reading to discover how.
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LESS HASSLE, MORE DEVICES
Wi-Fi 6, officially called 802.11ax, is a giant leap forward in processing and managing data. Routers and devices built to accommodate the new protocol can better handle higher data densities and high-definition formats like 4K & 8K formats.
The average automated house has about 20-25 products that connect over the radio frequencies set aside for Wi-Fi. Older networks begin to bow when the bandwidth demands of streaming push their capabilities to the limit. Wi-Fi 6 allows up to 4 times the connections while prioritizing streams and allows you the flexibility of keeping more devices online.
LONGER LASTING, BETTER SERVICE
In the past, installation engineers had to be concerned with the data traffic of your neighbors and the infinite attempts by mobile devices passing through. The new protocols implement ‘device-coloring,’ which IDs your home units while ignoring requests from non-member hardware. In addition, the routers set specific delivery times to ensure everyone gets consistent feeds, meaning fewer lost connections or dreaded buffering messages.
Many wireless devices are battery-powered; when a unit constantly asks the router for an update, it drains the energy reserves much faster. With preset schedules and member-only connections, your mobile phone, wireless tablets, games, and controls turn on their radios only when precisely needed. The result is longer times between charging or changing out of batteries.
SECURITY AND SAFETY
Keeping your work data and personal information private is essential for any network. Wi-Fi 6 offers the most significant and in-depth security update in over a decade.
Wi-Fi transmits through the air using radio frequencies, making it more susceptible to being captured and analyzed by nefarious types. A giant leap forward is the implementation of WPA3, a security format that makes it much harder to access information from intercepting signals over the air.
WPA3 makes it less likely someone can use the captured data to guess your passwords with brute force exhaustive key searches – now more possible with today’s computing power. Even if a person does manage to break the encryption, the network modifies its methods constantly, requiring any hacker to have a consistent physical connection to your home. An extra layer of protection implements a feature called forward secrecy, which keeps older data secure if an individual gains temporary access.
Are you ready to take the next step towards faster and more reliable connectivity? Call us at 503-224-9400 or fill out our contact form to start the conversation or schedule a visit to our comprehensive showroom featuring the latest in home technology.