What is Wi-Fi 6?
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), the latest generation of standard Wi-Fi, has been developed to meet the growing demand for more efficient home Wi-Fi networks, enabling more devices to be connected.
In addition to computers, mobile phones, tablets and game consoles, people nowadays want to connect all the other smart devices in their home simultaneously, such as televisions, speakers, lights, thermostats, locks, cameras, and so on, all without slowing down their network.
Available with Videotron through the Helix Fi 2 gateway, Wi-Fi 6 technology enables faster and more efficient Internet connection for more devices at the same time, while using less power.
Key benefits of Wi-Fi 6
With up to three times the speed of Wi-Fi 5 and improved data encoding, Wi-Fi 6 allows you to enjoy faster connectivity and quicker execution on all your devices.
Wi-Fi 6 improves the range of your home network, allowing your devices farthest from your Helix Fi gateway to get a better, more stable signal with less interference. This equipment therefore offers better performance, even if it’s installed outside.
MORE CONNECTED DEVICES
Wi-Fi 6 provides superior throughput that remains constant even if multiple devices are connected at the same time. This allows it to simultaneously transmit and receive information to and from all connected devices, thereby providing more speed and eliminating congestion on your network.
MORE ENERGY SAVINGS
The Target Wake Time feature of Wi-Fi 6 allows the Helix Fi gateway to program a Wi-Fi Smart Standby mode on your devices. This way, your equipment is not constantly looking for a signal and saves battery time, which also reduces interference.
Wi-Fi 6 in everyday life
In practical terms, Wi-Fi 6 allows you to live in an optimized smart home, where each family member can perform online activities or teleworking tasks without constraints. You can watch a movie in the living room, while your significant other cooks with an online video recipe, your kid is in the middle of a multiplayer video game in the basement, and your teen is streaming his favourite music in their bedroom. At the same time, your smart thermostat adjusts the temperature and the exterior light turns on, all without slowing or interrupting the connection.
Helix Fi gateway, your Wi-Fi 6 source
Our white Helix Fi gateway, acting as both modem and router, allows you to enjoy state-of-the-art Wi-Fi 6 technology. Adapted to your connected life, it supports more bandwidth-connected devices and features additional Ethernet ports. With the Helix Fi gateway and its Wi-Fi 6, you get better network performance, higher transfer speeds and better Wi-Fi coverage.
Unlimited Internet plans to enjoy Wi-Fi 6
All the power of Helix to:
- Use the Internet for recreational activities
- Send and receive files via email
- Stream music and videos
All the power of Helix 30 Internet and even more to:
- Download large files
- Stream music and HD videos on multiple devices
- Work online and participate in video conferences
All the power of Helix 60 Internet and even more to:
- Download and share large files quickly
- Watch 4K movies and series online on multiple screens
- Have multiple people working collaboratively online and participating in video conferences
All the power of Helix 100 Internet and even more to:
- Connect several devices simultaneously for all work and entertainment activities
- Stream audio and video content and download simultaneously
- Perform multiple bandwidth-intensive activities such as online multiplayer video games
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FAQ about Wi-Fi 6
Helix Internet offers you the most secure Wi-Fi. The Advanced Security feature of the Helix Fi app, included in all our plans, protects your home Internet network by acting as a filter for incoming and outgoing traffic. This ensures that all your devices and objects connected to the Wi-Fi network are protected.
1 Latest generation of Wi-Fi (802.11ax), subject to connection to the Helix Fi 2 gateway.