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

Dave Taht dave at taht.net
Thu Jan 30 17:28:05 EST 2020

Rich Brown <richb.hanover at gmail.com> writes:

>> 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.

No, they punted on these things in the design. 

> Rich
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