One more Google-associated tool simply struck the FCC. At a look, this appears like maybe the upcoming refresh of the 2019 Nest Wi-fi, and also information consisted of in the record suggest that it will certainly sustain Wi-Fi 6E.

We have actually understood that a freshened variation of the Nest Wi-fi was prepared considering that a minimum of April when information initially began to show up in teardowns. A lot more just recently, a resource tipped off 9to5Google back in June regarding some equipment information, suggesting that satellite “factor” systems will certainly have similar equipment to the base terminal. At the time, Wi-Fi 6 assistance was a provided, yet it had not been clear if the a little more recent Wi-Fi 6E would certainly make it. Google consists of that modern technology on its Pixel 6 collection phones, so it would certainly have been a little uncommon if it had not been offered on a Google-made router, yet our worries have actually been relieved, and also the FCC information released today suggest that the tool must sustain Wi-Fi 6E and also the brand-new 6GHz regularities that sustains.

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Among the truly wonderful aspects of Wi-Fi 6E, and also why I’m specifically delighted to hear this, is the truth that mesh networks can really gain from 6E also if you do not have any type of gadgets that can utilize it. That’s since mesh Wi-Fi systems need to adjoin to do their point, and also most individuals select to utilize cordless backhaul — that suggests that their satellite nodes link to the “router” center utilizing the very same collections of regularities that gadgets need to utilize. Provided exactly how crowded the existing 2.4 and also 5GHz bands remain in several thick settings, this suggests not just do linked gadgets need to “yell” over your next-door neighbors to be listened to, yet they additionally need to manage the truth that your house network itself will certainly often remain in the means.


Get In: Wi-Fi 6E. The brand-new modern technology utilizes the very same Wi-Fi 6 functions yet opens a brand-new collection of 6GHz regularities living simply over the existing 5GHz we have actually been utilizing for ages, and also virtually absolutely nothing is utilizing these 6GHz regularities now. That suggests also if you do not have a phone or computer system that can link to these brand-new regularities, if your mesh system sustains Wi-Fi 6E, it might have the ability to utilize the brand-new 6GHz bands for its backhaul, maximizing valuable 2.4 and also 5GHz range for older gadgets. Basically, also if you do not assume you require Wi-Fi 6E, it can do your mesh network a globe of great.

The one downside is that (normally talking) the greater the regularity, the much shorter the variety. Several clients are currently aware of their 5GHz network signal not expanding rather regarding their 2.4GHz signal. In my screening, 6GHz does a bit even worse than that, so placing will certainly play a variable on Wi-Fi 6E network efficiency.

There’s no outright warranty that the upcoming Nest Wi-fi freshen will certainly sustain 6E, yet the records released by the FCC up until now are rather solid evidence. The brand-new tool, provided the uninspired design name/number G6ZUC, has antennas that sustain the called for 6GHz regularities, in addition to 2.4 and also 5GHz Wi-Fi and also assistance for Google’s 2.4GHz String requirement for wise house equipment.

2 tables (to name a few proof) that suggest 6GHz assistance.

Strangely enough, 6GHz efficiency really did not really turn up in the examination records submitted with the FCC, yet those records might not be offered yet.

There’s no informing yet what this brand-new tool will certainly appear like or if it will certainly have any type of specifically intriguing software application functions — that kind of things isn’t consisted of in FCC screening records. Based upon previous leakages, we do recognize that Google was intending to make equipment similar in between satellite/”factor” systems and also the primary/hub. If that turns out, it can make the configuration procedure a great deal much easier considering that you will not need to fret about which system goes where.


A lot more notably, it might additionally indicate that if the “router” center can take care of wired gadgets with specialized Ethernet ports, you might have the ability to link wired gadgets to the satellite factors too considering that they’ll have the very same ports. That noninclusion on the last generation of equipment was a significant discomfort factor for some clients.

On the previous Nest Wi-fi, the router/hub (left) and also satellite “factor” (right) really did not have the very same equipment or the very same ports.

Several of us might currently be looking additionally in advance to Wi-Fi 7, yet a Nest Wi-fi with Wi-Fi 6E assistance is most definitely some great information. Given that it’s currently at the FCC, I do not picture we’ll have a lot longer to await an official statement — perhaps an October Made By Google occasion?

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