802.11ax Max WiFi offers more range and coverage, longer battery life, better live streaming, enhanced IoT opportunities, and it supports more devices simultaneously. Check out how Max WiFi’s features can help city dwellers across the country upgrade their digital experience. Continue reading
If you were at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis this weekend, or if you’ve ever been at a live sporting event, you know how difficult it can be to maintain a sufficient Internet connection in such a large crowd. At last year’s game, Extreme Networks reported that 35,430 fans used the stadium Wi-Fi network throughout the game and transferred a record-breaking 11.8 TB of data—1.68 TB more than the previous record for Wi-Fi network data transferred during a sporting event.
Today’s networks aren’t prepared to keep up with that much demand from so many devices. Your average 802.11ac home Wi-Fi router can function well enough with five to eight connected devices per access point. However, its performance declines when additional devices are added. That’s a problem, especially since demand for Wi-Fi has never been higher—Sunday’s game was the most-streamed Super Bowl ever, with a whopping 3.1 million concurrent streams and an average audience of 2.02 million viewers each minute—and is only set to rise.
Vijay Nagarajan, Senior Director of Wireless Connectivity Business at Broadcom, sat down with Clear to Send to talk about 802.11ax—also known as Max WiFi—and the work Broadcom is doing with this revolutionary generation of Wi-Fi technology. Continue reading
There’s always a specific tiny dread when you go to take a picture or are hoping to make one last call and you see the battery percentage on your device inching downward. We spend a lot of time thinking about how to squeeze every last selfie and live video from our devices: we trade tips with our friends about turning off data and location sharing for certain apps running in the background, we scour tech sites and columns that tell us to limit streaming video or use certain apps while close to a power outlet. And we’re not alone: according to a survey of US smartphone users conducted by YouGov late last year, the single feature which appealed to most respondents was a longer battery life – ahead of shatterproof screens, water resistance and better cameras. As we take advantage of all the awesome (and more demanding) emerging applications, battery life is an issue for most of us.
Device makers know: they’ve come up with a number of innovations to boost battery performance (and keep our devices small and manageable) with features like quick charging to bring our phones back to life when the battery reaches the limit. Max WiFi is Wi-Fi’s opportunity to contribute. Continue reading
Before CES 2018 began, we predicted that increased connectivity, IoT, and 5G—three major trends in which Max WiFi, the latest Wi-Fi standard also known as 802.11ax, will play a key role—would be big at this year’s show.
Here are three additional trends that we saw at CES 2018, and how they will each benefit from Max WiFi: Continue reading
Max WiFi, the latest Wi-Fi standard also known as 802.11ax, keeps up with all of your smarthome devices with its unprecedented capacity and efficiency. It saves energy and makes sure that every device on your network runs smoothly. Check out the video to learn more, and share with your friends!
The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) is the biggest tech show on the planet; it’s only natural that as CES 2018 approaches, the next big thing in Wi-Fi, Max WiFi—the latest Wi-Fi standard also known as 802.11ax—is on everyone’s mind as they prepare for the show.
Any gamer will tell you that your Internet connection can make or break your gaming experience—and they’re right. Each generation of Wi-Fi technology has gotten faster, which is helpful, but as data usage and demand continue to skyrocket, impressive speeds aren’t going to be enough to keep up.
This holiday season, the Max WiFi team is wishing you happy holidays and a great new year.
Our New Year’s resolution is to improve your next-generation Wi-Fi experience. Here are three ways that the latest Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ax—also known as Max WiFi—will do just that:
These days, we want and expect connectivity wherever we are—at home, at the office, at entertainment venues, and everywhere in between. The world works faster and is more connected than ever before, and we expect our mobile devices to keep up.