What Is Wi-Fi 6? 


Many access point vendors are now releasing their new-generation Wi-Fi 6 access points. Wi-Fi 6 is the next evolution of wireless local area network (WLAN) technology. The name Wi-Fi 6 is part of a new naming convention the global Wi-Fi Alliance attached to Wi-Fi standards to make them more easily understood by Wi-Fi users, making it much like the 3G/4G/5G naming convention used by cellular data networks. Wi-Fi 6 applies to the new IEEE 802.11ax wireless networking standard, scheduled to be released in its final form later in 2019. Wi-Fi 6 products on the market now will be largely compliant with the new standard. 
Wi-Fi 6 is intended to provide nominally 4x the capacity, reduced latency, and more robust network connectivity for mission-critical application. Wi-Fi 6 is designed to provide improved throughput for Ultra HD movies, higher capacity for high-density venues like auditoriums and stadiums, and robust low-power connectivity for IoT applications. Wi-Fi 6 is intended to be the in-building mobile connectivity of the future. Leading Wi-Fi access point vendors are now offering Wi-Fi 6 access points including the Cisco 9100 series and the HP Aruba 500 series. Anixter, together with Technology Alliance Partner Oberon, is offering mounting solutions and enclosures to secure, protect, and aesthetically blend Wi-Fi access points into virtually any venue. 

  • Locking ceiling tile enclosures 
  • Aesthetic recessed wall and ceiling mounts 
  • Right-angle mounting brackets 
  • Surface-mount lock boxes 
  • Under-seat enclosures 
  • Protective enclosures 
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi bollards