A WiFi 6 adapter helps add WiFi to your desktop computer, providing connectivity to a wireless network without wiring. A WiFi 6 adapter upgrades your existing wireless laptop to support WiFi 6, thus allowing access to a WiFi 6 network and experiencing the full power of WiFi 6.
If your wireless network does not support Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6 support in the client will not affect the performance and functionality the client gets on the network.
While nearly every laptop you’ll find on the market today has a Wi-Fi card built in, not all desktop PCs have the same luxurious feel. If you’re building a gaming PC, you might be surprised to learn that many of the best motherboards don’t include Wi-Fi. Even those that offer Wi-Fi often have cheaper versions available, which exclude it. Add-in cards are an option for Wi-Fi, but by far the easiest way to provide a wireless connection to your computer is to use a USB Wi-Fi adapter.
PCs That Use Intel Wireless Adapters
There are known Wi-Fi 6 networking issues with several Wi-Fi adapters from Intel. These issues are mostly addressed with driver updates, but it’s important to know that these updates are not part of any Windows update, so they will need to be updated manually.
What is compatibility?
“Compatible” basically means “with”. Wi-Fi 6 is designed to be backward compatible with previous standards. This means that the vast majority of Wi-Fi products in your home are likely to use Wi-Fi 6 networks, although few of them natively support 802.11ax.
So when we say the client has compatibility issues, we mean it doesn’t work (or whatever) on a Wi-Fi 6 network.
- Next-generation Wi-Fi standard: WiFi 6 (802.11ax) standard for improved efficiency and throughput.
- Ultra-Fast Wi-Fi Speeds: 3000 Mbps WiFi speeds handle even the busiest networks with ease.
- 11ax technology: With OFDMA and MU-MIMO, WiFi 6 enables more efficient, stable, and faster transmissions, even when multiple devices are transmitting data at the same time.
- Bluetooth 5.0 provides faster, farther range: transfer data twice as fast and up to 4 times the range.