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Why a Wi-Fi 6 Router Will Help Improve Your PS5 Connection

18th December 2020

If you got your hands on one of the next-gen Sony consoles this November, and you're looking to upgrade your gaming experience using the console, you might want to look into the world of Wi-Fi 6!

So what is Wi-Fi 6?

WiFi 6 (802.11ax) is the latest generation of WiFi tech. It will empower your day to day internet needs with faster WiFi speeds and reliable connections, so you can enjoy faster downloads, buffer-free entertainment, and upgrade your home to a smart-home by adding tons of devices, without slowing down your network experience!

Advantages of upgrading to Wi-Fi 6 technology include:

  • Higher data rates
  • Increased capacity
  • High performance in your home or office, even with many connected devices
  • Improved power efficiency

Will it improve your PlayStation 5 connection?

If you have multiple devices in your household that need to connect to the internet, for example, your next-gen consoles, smart-home devices, mobile phones, Wi-fi 6 can help you achieve the highest level of performance across all your devices.

WiFi 6 uses orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), a key feature which increases overall network efficiency to allow several devices with various bandwidth requirements to connect to your WiFi. If you're making the addition of a brand new PlayStation 5 to your household devices, Wi-Fi 6 may be needed to ensure you still get the best connection possible across all of your devices!

Wi-Fi 6 can provide the fastest real-world internet speed! WiFi 5 and WiFi 6 carry the highest number of streams, which allow for gigabit WiFi speeds. WiFi 6 increases the number of streams to a high of 12, this increase in streams gives your router the capability for a higher connection speed.

If you want to make the most of the 4K at 120fps or 8K at 60fps capabilities of your new PlayStation console, a wi-fi 6 router upgrade would be ideal!  4K or 8K resolution video requires a consistent high-speed connection. In households with multiple devices all trying to connect to the same network, streaming high resolutions such as 4K and 8K, puts an increased strain on your connections.

With Wi-Fi 6 you will experience high-performance online gaming!

What are the best Wi-Fi 6 routers?

The Netgear Nighthawk AX6 AX5400 Wi-Fi Router

The Netgear Nighthawk® AX6/6-Stream AX5400 Wi-Fi Router delivers a new level of Gigabit Wi-Fi connectivity so you can connect, stream and download faster to newer mobile devices.

Netgear Nighthawk AX6
  • 6 Simultaneous Streams
  • Fast Wi-Fi 6 Performance
  • Compatibility
  • Wired Ethernet Ports
  • 1.5GHz triple-core processor
TP-Link Archer AX6000 Next-Gen Wi-Fi 6 Router

The Archer AX6000 is TP-Link's first router with next-generation 802.11ax Wi-Fi technology. Take your Wi-Fi to the next level!

TP-Link Archer AX6000 Router
  • wireless speed up to 5952 Mbps
  • 1x 2.5 Gigabit WAN port | 8x Gigabit LAN ports
  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi speed boosted by 1024QAM
  • 1.8 GHz Quad-Core CPU and 2 co-processors
  • Easy setup via the powerful Tether app

TP-Link AX11000 Next-Gen Tri-Band Gaming Router

The faster speed the router is, the less congestion for gaming. Armed with Wi-Fi 6, Archer AX11000 becomes the next-level speed machine that offers astonishing Wi-Fi speeds up to 10756 Mbps with an extended range!
  • 1x 2.5GbE port | 8x Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 2x USB 3.0 in Type A and C
  • OFDMA | MU-MIMO | Tri-Band
  • Dedicated gaming band
  • Features TP-Link HomeCare
Netgear ORBI Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System AX6000

Break free from limitations with strong, reliable, & lightning fast Wi-Fi in every room of your home. Orbi Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System brings you higher performance & simultaneous Wi-Fi streaming, gaming & browsing on even more devices.

Netgear Orbi wifi 6 mesh system
  • Includes one Wifi router and one satellite
  • Covers up to 6000 sq.ft.
  • Whole Home WiFi
  • Router: 1x 2.5 Gigabit WAN port + 4x LAN Gigabit ports | Satellite: 4x Gigabit LAN ports
  • Tri-Band
For more Wi-Fi 6 routers and modems that will help you to improve your PlayStation 5 connections and get the best gaming experience possible - view our full range below!

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