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    802.11ax USB adapter

    I'd like to capture 802.11ax packets using wireshark in an Ubuntu system, so I guess I need a USB adapter that I can set up in monitor mode and supports 802.11ax. Do you guys know any? Thanks!
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    RT-AX89X vs RT-AX88U

    I've been wanting the 89X for a while now but it's been sold out everywhere for over 3 weeks. The 88U is also on my radar and I can find that in stock. I really have no need to the 10G Ethernet or the 10G SFP as I don't run any servers at home. What I do have is a smart home with a lot of...
  3. Merlin_KM

    Looking to go AX and aggregate WAN ports to an SB8200

    Hello! First time posting, so please excuse any oversights! I'm looking to upgrade to AX with one of the options currently available. At the same time, I have a Gigabit plan with Xfinity/Comcast through an SB8200 cable modem. My ultimate goal is to aggregate the 2 ports on the SB8200 to an AX...
  4. Julio Urquidi

    TP-Link Announces Walmart-exclusive, sub-$100 Wi-Fi 6 Router

    The aggressively-priced dual-stream Archer AX1500 and quad-stream Archer AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 routers will be sold exclusively at Walmart. The 4-stream Archer AX3000 is powered by a dual-core Intel CPU and provides maximum link rates of 2402 Mbps @ 5 GHz and 574 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz. Physical Interfaces...
  5. thiggins

    RT-AX88U Beta Firmware posted. Supports WPA3 and OFDMA

    Version Beta Version2019/07/3169.97 MBytesASUS RT-AX88U Firmware beta version - Beta OFDMA support - Beta WPA3 support https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wireless/RT-AX88U/FW_RT_AX88U_90043846396.zip I have tried this with four Samsung S10e phones. Packet...
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    802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) when is it worth updgrading to ax routers

    When will clients start supporting ax wi fi and will ax routers be worth upgrading to? Looking at the Netgear RAX80/ RAX120 or the Asus RT-AX88U as and upgrade to my RT-AC86U. None of our devices are running ax yet thinking it's better to wait until we get some ax devices. I like Asus and Merlin...
  7. Julio Urquidi

    EnGenius Now Shipping Its 4x4 Wi-Fi 6 AP for SMBs

    As a follow-up to its 2x2 EWS357AP, EnGenius’ new low-profile 4x4 EWS377AP Wi-Fi 6 access point is built for small and medium-sized businesses. It sports Qualcomm’s 2.0 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A53s processor and a 4x4 antenna design, helping non-enterprise customers cross over to the 802.11ax...
  8. thiggins

    News NETGEAR Announces $200 AX Router, Finally Lets You Buy RAX120

    NETGEAR today took the wraps off its low-cost draft 802.11ax router, based on Intel's Wi-Fi 6 platform. The RAX40 Nighthawk AX4 4-Stream AX3000 is a dual-band two-stream Wi-Fi 6 router supporting maximum link rates of 600 Mbps in 2.4 GHz @ 40 MHz bandwidth and 2400 Mbps in 5 GHz @ 160 MHz...
  9. Julio Urquidi

    EnGenius Delivers Its First 2x2 802.11ax SMB Access Point To Market

    One of two EnGenius 802.11ax APs we posted about in late 2018, the Qualcomm-powered EWS357AP will launch today, targeting SMBs wanting to journey into Wi-Fi 6 territory. The new low-profile access point will feature OFDMA, uplink and downlink of MU-MIMO, BSS coloring tags and power-saving target...
  10. thiggins

    News NETGEAR Announces Tri-Band AX RAX200 Router

    If you have a spare $600 lying around and want to jump into the swirling waters that are today's draft 11ax/Wi-Fi 6 router market, you might be interested in NETGEAR's new Tri-Band draft 11ax router. The Nighthawk RAX200 Tri-Band AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router joins ASUS's "AX1100" class ROG...
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    802.11ac AIMeshed with 802.11ax - how does that work?

    802.11ax and ac work fundamentally differently. With a single-AP configuration, the ax will talk to ac clients in an ac mode and, when it talks to ax clients, tells the ac clients to effectively shut up for a bit. In a mesh situation, where I have two 802.11ac ASUS routers, if I add the...
  12. thiggins

    Samsung Announces First Wi-Fi 6 Phone

    If you're looking for a smartphone to go along with your Wi-Fi 6 router, it looks like you'll be able to get one soon from Samsung. The company today announced the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10E and S10 5G. All are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 that handles 4G radio duties. The 5G model uses...
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    M.2 version Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 card gets FCC certified

    On January 28 the FCC published Intel's application for the M.2 version of their Wi-Fi 6 AX201 network adapter, with model name AX201NGW. In the process some specs got confirmed: 802.11ax support in both bands Uses M.2 2230 form factor 2 antenna's for 2x2 MIMO 5 GHz band supports 160 MHz...
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    Huawei announces 5G CPE Pro: Combining 5G SA & Wi-Fi 6

    Today Huawei announced its latest 5G modem router, the 5G CPE Pro. Based on the Balong 5000 chipset the CPE provides 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G connectivity with support for both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) 5G network architectures. At the Sub-6 GHz bands, Huawei claims that the Balong 5000...
  15. thiggins

    News CES 2019: NETGEAR Announces Wi-Fi 6 Orbi

    NETGEAR today announced it will be shipping a Wi-Fi 6 (draft 802.11ax) version of its top-0f-line Orbi RBK50 in the second half of this year. The company released relatively few details on the RBK152, only saying it will be Qualcomm-based, use a quad-core processor, support 12 streams and have...
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    CES 2019: ASUS announces RT-AX58U, an Intel-based 2x2 dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router

    In addition to the high-end RT-AX88U (dual-band 4x4, AX6000) and ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 (tri-band 4x4, AX11000) Asus announced today a mid-range Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) router, the RT-AX58U, based on Intel silicon. The AX3000 class router supports draft 802.11ax on both bands with 2x2 MIMO as well...
  17. thiggins

    TP-Link Announces Two Wi-Fi 6 Routers

    TP-Link yesterday unveiled a pair of draft 802.11ax routers, both based on Broadcom's draft 11ax platform. The Archer AX6000 (shown above) and Archer AX11000 compete with draft AX products already announced by ASUS and NETGEAR, but bring some unique features to the market. The Archer AX6000 is...
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    Qualcomm reveals Snapdragon 855 with 802.11ax, 802.11ay and WPA3

    Qualcomm revealed their new flagship chipset today in Hawaii aimed at the high-end phones of 2019, and it comes with a lot of firsts. The Snapdragon 855 mobile platform features Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) support, 802.11ay support in the 60GHz band and WPA3 security support, all 3 not seen before in any...
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    Aruba formally launches 510 Series of 'AI-powered' 802.11ax access points

    Today Aruba launched their first 802.11ax access points, the 510 Series. The 'AI-powered' AP's uses 4x4 MIMO on 5 GHz and 2x2 MIMO on 2.4 GHz and contains Bluetooth 5 and Zigbee (802.15.4) radio's. 2.5 Gb/s Ethernet and 802.3at PoE are supported. There are two variants: AP-514: External...