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Episode Info: patibilityWe will be in a long transition period as many migrate to Wi-Fi 6. The Wi-Fi 6 install base will undoubtly grow. There are considerations to be made for backwards compatibility or the coexistence of Wi-Fi 6 and previous Wi-Fi protocols.The goal of Wi-Fi 6 is efficiency. With Wi-Fi 6 devices and access points transmitting with the latest protocol, OFDMA can have a huge impact by utilizing a single transmit opportunity to communicate with multiple Wi-Fi 6 devices.Transmit opportunity with Wi-Fi 6 allows more air time for Wi-Fi 5 devices and older.Additionally, newer access points will have better hardware capabilities. Surely, we’ll see marginal performance improvements for all Wi-Fi devices.The Wireless Broadband Alliance is recommending the use of 20 MHz or 40 MHz wide channels when coexisting with Wi-Fi 5 or older devices. Also, with the disabling of MU-MIMO due to the lack of legacy device supporting the feature. It helps to eliminate the overhead of sounding frames.ConclusionWhich of our Wi-Fi best practices and guidelines will you implement first? This is not a definitive list. We developed this list based on our previous experience with Wi-Fi deployments.Links & ResourcesWLA WLPC Update: Update from WLA | Peter Mackenzie | WLPC Phoenix 2019WBA Wi-Fi 6 Deployment Guidelines & ScenariosWBA Wi-Fi Deployment GuidelinesThe post CTS 178: 7 Wi-Fi Best Practices & Guidelines appeared first on Clear To Send. ......
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