With the release of the EWS377AP EnGenius now has a high performance Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) AP for business networks. The EWS377AP has 4 streams supports 1 and 2.5GbE and only requires a 802.3at PoE+ injector or switch for power. You can configure them stand alone or in a managed network with a EWS switch or ezmaster.
2019 is the year when Wi-Fi 6 clients are being released we already have some Wi-Fi 6 enabled smartphones in the market and Intels Wireless-AX 22260 Cyclone Peak Wi-Fi chipset is ready for new laptops.
If you are considering a network refresh in the next couple of years, now is the time to begin using 802.11ax / Wi-Fi 6. Wi-Fi 6 becomes more efficient with OFDMA and Target Wake Time allowing your network to support more 802.11ax clients withe the same number of Access Points.
The efficiency gains in 802.11ax primarily come from using OFDMA in ‘dense’ environments — breaking up a channel into smaller Resource Units (RU) — where each RU is (potentially) for a different user. There are up to 9 users per 20 Mhz channel (so up to 36 users per 80 Mhz channel).
OFDMA is all about using the Wi-Fi 6 Access Points radio in the most efficient way when supporting multiple clients. MU-OFDMA is the key technology for (802.11ax) / Wi-Fi 6. MU-OFDMA allows the Access Point to talk to multiple client devices at the same time on both the upload and the download!