Wi-Fi 6E is around the corner, are you ready for it? What’s Wi-Fi 6E? We are here listing some frequently asked questions that you may be interested in, let me know if you want to know more.
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Q1: What Wi-Fi 6E capable Mesh products are available?
Deco XE75 will be the first Wi-Fi 6E model of the Deco series, and you can visit here to get more models in the future.
Q2. Which 6GHz channels does Deco XE75 support?
Deco XE75 works on the U-NII-5 band and will select the best channel automatically.
Q3. How does the 6GHz band operate on the Deco XE75 Mesh product?
6GHz network acts as a dedicated backhaul by default, which means, by default, the 6GHz band is only used for data transfer between Deco units.
If you want to connect your Wi-Fi 6E supported phones/laptops to the 6GHz radio of the Deco network, you could enable the 6GHz Wi-Fi in the Deco app. For detailed steps, please refer to
Q4. Will the Wi-Fi 6E model Deco X75 work with my old Deco system such as Deco M5, Deco X20/X60, Deco X90?
Yes, all Deco models should be able to work together as one network.
However, you wouldn’t be able to use the 6GHz backhaul when Deco XE75 is used with another old Deco model which has no Wi-Fi 6E capability. You can still enable the 6GHz network for clients to connect, the specific setting can be found in the Deco app, make sure your Deco app is up to date.
Q5. Can I use Wi-Fi 6E with my old phone and laptop?
Yes, Wi-Fi 6E Deco products have 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless radio as well. Your old phones and laptops can still connect to the traditional 2.4GHz or 5GHz band.
However, those phones and laptops are not able to use the 6GHz radio of Wi-Fi 6E Deco products because they do not support 6GHz Wi-Fi.
Client devices manufactured before 2020 is not likely to support 6GHz Wi-Fi. Current known 6GHz-capable devices are Intel NIC AX201 and a few versions of the Samsung S21 series.
Q6. When using Wi-Fi 6E capable Mesh devices, will my cellphone be able to automatically switch between the 5GHz and 6GHz networks?
It highly depends on the cellphone itself, Deco XE75 currently won’t suggest a client switch from one frequency to another. However, the client itself might choose to connect to the 5GHz at a certain point, when the 6GHz signal becomes weak enough. Just like switching to a 2.4GHz network when 5GHz doesn’t have enough signal strength.
Moreover, as long as the client supports 802.11k/v roaming protocols, it should be able to automatically switch between different Deco units, at 6GHz, the process would be seamless.