1&1 introduces Wi-Fi 6

From laptops and smartphones to smart TVs and smart homes: we are connecting more and more devices to one another over the home WiFi network

Wi-Fi 6 enables almost three times higher and more stable data transmission than Wi-Fi 5. 1&1 Wi-Fi 6
The new 1&1 HomeServer+ is based on the AVM Fritz! Box 7530AX and replaces the current HomeServer +. Wi-Fi 6 was jointly developed by 1&1 and AVM.
Devices that rely on older WLAN standards can be used in the WLAN network with the new HomeServer+, which also enables an increasing number of devices to be integrated into the WLAN network without loosing speed. 1&1 Wi-Fi 6

The new WLAN standard Wi-Fi 6 shows clear advantages in terms of speed. With a maximum speed of 9.6 Gbit / s, significantly more bandwidth is available than Wi-Fi 5 offers with a maximum speed of 3.5 Gbit / s. The bandwidths mentioned are gross figures that can hardly be achieved in everyday life, but the almost three times higher transmission speed is beyond question.

Another plus of Wi-Fi 6 is that the router no longer processes requests one after the other, but can operate several devices at the same time and in parallel. Above all, this increases the convenience of use in multi-person families or shared flats. Because the data exchange between the different access devices, eg the Playstation, the iPad, the laptop or smart TV – and the WLAN modem such as the 1 & 1 HomeServer +, takes place simultaneously; the network connection runs smoother and more stable.


More security with better encryption 1&1 Wi-Fi 6


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Wi-Fi 6 is not only faster and more stable, but also more secure. The security level has been significantly improved with the new WPA3 encryption and brought up to date. The constant WLAN key ( WLAN password ) is no longer transmitted, but exchanged for a temporary key when an Internet connection is established. This makes the encryption more difficult to crack and offers significantly increased security compared to the Wi-Fi 5 WLAN standard, which also uses WPA2.


Which end devices and routers support WiFi-6?

Current smartphones from Apple and Samsung, such as the iPhone 12 series and the Galaxy S20 models, already support Wi-Fi 6. Of course, there are also the first tablets and notebooks with the latest WLAN standard on the market. Otherwise, desktop PCs and laptops can easily be retrofitted with Wi-Fi 6 cards. Matching plug-in cards are available for Intel notebooks from 13 euros and for desktop PCs from around 35 euros. The operating system required is Linux, Google Chrome OS or Windows 10 (64-bit). For IT professionals, the upgrade is done quickly.

But to be able to use the new WLAN standard, you also need a WiFi 6-capable router. Most manufacturers of network devices already have these on offer. In addition to AVM, which has launched its FRITZ! Box series with the latest WLAN standard, there are also the first corresponding routers from other manufacturers on the market.

With the 1 & 1 HomeServer +, 1 & 1 also has a Wi-Fi 6 capable router in its portfolio. The 1 & 1 HomeServer + developed in cooperation with AVM is based on the AVM Fritz! Box 7530 AX. The new 1 & 1 HomeServer + is also downward compatible, ie devices with older WLAN standards can also be used in the WLAN network.


When you order a 1 & 1 DSL tariff, you can now get a new HomeServer + with 1 TB cloud storage free of charge. The new 1 & 1 router (AVM Fritz! Box 7530AX) has the latest WLAN standard Wi-Fi 6.

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