wifi 6

How long do routers last? Longer than you may think.

After you purchased an expensive WiFi 6 router, it’s safe to assume that you’re set for at least a decade and can now fully enjoy an excellent wireless performance, but how long do routers last in our current market? Hardware-wise, the routers used to last for a very long time, close to a decade or … Read more

Do WiFi 6 routers have better range?

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I do get the question of whether the WiFi 6 routers have better range from time to time and my answer is that some do have a better range than the WiFi 5 router, while some don’t. It’s only normal that an expensive new piece of technology will behave better than an old, battle-scarred router. … Read more

Reyee RG-E5 WiFi 6 Router Review: Excellent WiFi Coverage

The Reyee RG-E5 is the current flagship WiFi 6 router model from who I initially assumed to be a completely new player in the consumer-based networking market. But Reyee is actually being owned by Ruijie Networks which has a long history of developing enterprise-level networking hardware (well over two decades), so the Reyee brand can … Read more

Does the type of WiFi adapter matter (for gaming)?

Yes, the type of WiFi adapter does matter, especially for gaming, but you don’t necessarily need to go for the most expensive option. Certainly, nothing beats an Ethernet connection, yet, but a good wireless router paired with a compatible WiFi client device can achieve a stable performance as long as you limit the amount of … Read more

What’s the most suitable channel width for 5GHz?

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If we were to follow the values on the router boxes, the most suitable channel width for 5GHz would be 160MHz, with every other setting pushed to the maximum (including the transmit power). And, while I won’t deny that it’s entirely possible to see a better throughput this way, these overhyped features and inflated numbers … Read more