[Make-wifi-fast] Wi-Fi 6 - how many of our assumptions does it violate?

Rich Brown richb.hanover at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 09:20:41 EST 2020

> On Jan 24, 2020, at 9:06 AM, Rich Brown <richb.hanover at gmail.com> wrote:
> I saw this overview of the now-in-testing Wi-Fi 6 at https://www.howtogeek.com/368332/wi-fi-6-what%E2%80%99s-different-and-why-it-matters/
> Its multiple MIMO streams and maybe talking to multiple devices at a time seem as if they might be outside the assumptions we use.

It's worse than I thought. I just watched this explainer video from ExtremeNetworks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owBrkFk9afM

If I understand correctly, they want the AP to solve a hard (bin-packing) problem, in real-time, with unclear rules for maximizing client goals (should the VoIP packet go first?). And no mention of airtime fairness or latency...

Or am I missing something? Thanks.


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