802.11ax

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  1. Julio Urquidi

    EnGenius Announces Upcoming SMB AX Access Points For Early Adopters

    The first of the two new APs is the EWS357AP, a 2x2 802.11ax access point powered by a Qualcomm chipset. Targeting small and medium businesses, EnGenius believes their new access points will help early adopting SMBs bridge over to the latest AX standard. The low-profile EWS357AP will support...
  2. thiggins

    News NETGEAR Stealthily Goes Public With Its Draft 11ax Routers

    NETGEAR today decided to let some of us write about its draft 11ax routers. Companies usually introduce new products--especially first-in-category / next-generation / top-of-line routers--with as much fanfare as they can muster. But NETGEAR is taking a different approach with its first two...
  3. B

    Calix launches GigaSpire MAX and BLAST: smart routers with Wi-Fi 6

    Calix launched two new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) routers, the GigaSpire MAX and GigaSpire BLAST. Both feature 8x8 MIMO @ 5 GHz and 4x4 [email protected] 2.4 GHz with 802.11ax support and two 1 GbE ports (1 LAN and 1 WAN). The MAX adds Universal IoT (Bluetooth Low Energy, Zigbee 3.0 & Z-Wave Pro) and built-in Alexa...
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    Arris shows Docsis 3.1 modem with Wi-Fi 6 and EasyMesh at Cable-Tec Expo

    Jeff Baumgartner from Light Reading spotted a new Docsis 3.1 modem from Arris with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and EasyMesh on the Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta. The device, named Touchstone mAX, contains two 802.11ax 4x4 radio's, one on 2,4 GHz and one for 5 GHz, along with a single 2,5 GbE port, two 1...
  5. B

    Quantenna and Cortina provide Wi-Fi 6 enabled GPON gateway & router reference designs

    Quantenna and Cortina today announced that they teamed up to deliver reference designs for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) routers and GPON gateways based on Quantenna's Wi-Fi 6 chips, the QSR10GU-AX Plus and QSR5GU-AX Plus, and Cortina's network processors, the Cortina CA7742 and Cortina CA8279.
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    Broadcom launches new Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax chips aimed at repeaters and Mesh nodes

    Broadcom introduced two news Wi-Fi 6 SoC's aimed mainly at repeaters and Mesh nodes. The BCM6752 contains a triple-core CPU, 2x2 802.11ax radio and dual gigabit ethernet ports in a single package, while the BCM6755 had a quad-core CPU, two 2x2 802.11ax radio's and a single gigabit ethernet port...
  7. B

    Broadcom's BCM63178 combines a VDSL Profile 35b modem and Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax radio in a single chip

    Today Broadcom introduced the BCM63178, a SoC that combines a VDSL Profile 35b, also known as VPlus, modem, and a 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax radio. It contains a 1.5 GHz multi-core CPU (8.5k DMIPS) and can be combined with Broadcom's BCM43684 802.11ax WLAN chipset. The chipset family is sampling...
  8. B

    [Asus RT-AX88U] Experiences & Discussion

    Asus RT-AX88U Experiences & Discussion Preface The Asus RT-AX88U is the first router to support the 802.11ax draft specification, also known as Wi-Fi 6. The router is very similar to the RT-AC88U but has new radios and a new quad-core processor. The antenna's and 8 gigabit ethernet ports have...
  9. thiggins

    NETGEAR Nighthawk AX12 Router Outed by Qatar ISP

    Qatar-based ISP Ooredoo today spilled the beans on an unannounced NETGEAR AX router. This Gulf Times story described Ooredoo's intention to "roll out first-in-class fibre home devices to "Qatar's Future City" Lusail to ensure Qatar’s first smart city is fully-connected". The first device is...
  10. B

    Apple iPhone XS and XS Max might support 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)

    According to Tech Insights the new iPhones use a Broadcom BCM4377 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth wireless combo SoC. The BCM4377 is not publicly listed, and probably custom made for Apple. The closest related however is the BCM4375, also a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo chip. And it supports 802.11ax (recently branded...
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    Intel mentions Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Cyclone Peak 2) and AX201 (Harrison Peak 2) network adapters

    On Intel's Technical Libary two new wireless network adapters appeared, the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (with code name Cyclone Peak 2) and the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (with code name Harrison Peak 2). Previously, we saw the Intel Wireless-AX 22260 (22260NGW) with code name Cyclone Peak and the Intel...
  12. B

    [Asus RT-AX88U] Delivery times & prices

    Asus RT-AX88U Delivery times & prices It looks like the Asus RT-AX88U is the first draft-802.11ax router that will be available on the consumer market. This topic is only about the delivery times & prices of the Asus RT-AX88U: Where to get it the cheapest and the fastest. If you want to...
  13. thiggins

    11ax is dead. It's now Wi-Fi 6.

    Just as the Wi-Fi industry is racing to get draft 11ax products to market, the Wi-Fi Alliance today said it would like us all to adopt a new naming scheme. The Alliance's announcement briefly describes the new naming scheme, which includes renaming 802.11ac to Wi-Fi 5 and 802.11n to Wi-Fi 4 and...
  14. B

    Aruba 802.11ax line-up

    The Aruba Networks 802.11ax AP-Series Aruba just announced their line-up of 802.11ax access points. They say that they are confident they will be software upgradable to pass the AX-certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance later in 2019. Down- and uplink OFDMA, downlink MU-MIMO, TxBF, TWT...
  15. thiggins

    Quantenna and Plume Buddy Up With 5x5 MIMO AX

    Quantenna and Plume on Monday announced they are integrating Plume’s Adaptive WiFi "AI driven" mesh solution with Quantenna's Wi-Fi chipset portfolio. The announcement focused on Quantenna's QSR5GU-AX PLUS chipset, which was announced Sept 12. This is the first draft 802.11ax device to support...
  16. thiggins

    RT-AX88U FCC Docs all posted.

    Internal pix are posted. Confirms it is Broadcom based. Radio SoCs: BCM43684KRFBG CPU: Broadcom, but no clear photo. WikiDevi says BCM49408 (1.8 GHz, 4 cores) Switch: BCM53134 RAM: 1 GB Flash: 256 MB The switch appears to have only gigabit ports. It has one SGMII 1G/2.5G port to support...
  17. I

    Netgear Jaguar (Nighthawk X12) AX6000 Wireless Router

    Since there's no NETGEAR AX Wireless forum yet I figured this is the best place to post. The Netgear Jaguar Nighthawk X12 Smart WiFi Router appeared on the FCC yesterday. WikiDevi has most of the details from the FCC filings. It seems to be a dual-band 4x4:4 wireless router with 802.11ax...
  18. sfx2000

    802.11ax - interesting check-in on Linux

    http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1808.0/04276.html wireless-drivers-next patches for 4.19 This time a bigger pull request as we have two new Mediatek drivers MT76x2u (CONFIG_MT76x2U) and MT76x0U (CONFIG_MT76x0U). Also iwlwifi got support for the new IEEE 802.11ax standard, the...
  19. Julio Urquidi

    Charter Says It Will Have draft 802.11ax Router Next Year

    Service-provider Charter, announced it will be offering 802.11ax routers– a first among broadband service providers. The newer standard, which is still in draft form and not slated to be finalized until late 2019, is designed to work better in congested areas, particularly in densely populated...
  20. thiggins

    First draft 11ax AP To Ship In September

    Qualcomm and Chinese "digital solutions provider" New H3C today announced H3C's WA6628 draft 802.11ac enterprise grade access point. The WA6628 is based on Qualcomm Technologies’ IPQ8078 802.11ax chipset, which has a 5 GHz radio that supports 8 streams @ 80 MHz bandwidth or four streams with...
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