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Linux 5.11 Brings Intel WiFi 6GHz Band Support (Wi-Fi 6E)

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  • #11
    Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
    They can go through walls but are completely unreliable.

    I live in a small apartment, and my phones keep randomly dropping their 5GHz signal in my bedroom. Which is only 5m from the access point and only has one wall between. Signal is also extremely weak at <40% usually. And I think it's ridiculous that I have to consider setting up a mesh WiFi network with one node per room just to avoid such problems. In a small apartment with only four rooms.
    That's probably due to congestion. I live in a ~ 400 sq m house and 5 GHz works fine through multiple walls and even through the exterior brick walls, with a single router (no mesh). At my house 5 GHz has a strong signal and no problems with reliability. There is some congestion in the area from other houses nearby but not nearly as bad as you likely have living in an apartment. Also depending on building codes your apartment may have concrete walls or metal studs instead of drywall and wood leading to additional problems for a 5 GHz WiFi signal. If you have regular drywall walls you may want to do a WiFi survey and switch to a less congested channel.
    Last edited by calc; 17 December 2020, 11:27 PM.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by calc View Post

      That's probably due to congestion. I live in a ~ 400 sq m house and 5 GHz works fine through multiple walls and even through the exterior brick walls, with a single router (no mesh). At my house 5 GHz has a strong signal and no problems with reliability. There is some congestion in the area from other houses nearby but not nearly as bad as you likely have living in an apartment. Also depending on building codes your apartment may have concrete walls or metal studs instead of drywall and wood leading to additional problems for a 5 GHz WiFi signal. If you have regular drywall walls you may want to do a WiFi survey and switch to a less congested channel.
      While congestion certainly has a large effect, so does construction method. I can see a massive difference between 5 GHz in my apartment (built in the 60s), and my parents older traditionally constructed European house. The former has either concrete (load bearing) or relatively thin plasterboard walls. 5 GHz is fine even with a handful of neighbors that also use 5 GHz. My parents house has thick walls with timber in the middle. 5 GHz just travels one room over at best, even though there isn't another access point to be seen.

      Probably the type of access point also plays a role here, but neither installation is on the cheap end. I use Asus, while for my parents I installed a meshed Unifi system.

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      • #13
        Everone laughs at WiFi grilling those birds and Neighbours, unless someone somewhere pulls out that 2.4Ghz amplifier with that 50dBm+ Output and a proper focusing dish

        Got my AX210s on order as well, in europe it takes some weeks to arrive from china..

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        • #14
          Originally posted by Spacefish View Post
          Everone laughs at WiFi grilling those birds and Neighbours, unless someone somewhere pulls out that 2.4Ghz amplifier with that 50dBm+ Output and a proper focusing dish
          This is real. It's the output power that has the capacity to cause injury, not the frequency. This is why you can sleep next to a 2.4 Ghz wifi device, but a 2.4 Ghz microwave oven will boil water.

          https://www.usnews.com/news/health-n...-diplomats-ill

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          • #15
            Perfect timing. Just combine it with your mandatory CV19 Luciferin nanotube vaccine, and you can make it a forever walking dead/'Love that Joker' Christmas.

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            • #16
              My AX210 modules arrived in the meantime from China.
              Linux: Had to uptime to 5.11 kernel obviously but they work
              Windows 10 (latest build): No driver included, but after installing the intel driver, it directly connected with 802.11ac and WPA3 to my network.
              Once i installed the second module in my laptop, i will try out 6E

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