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5.925–7.125 GHz - new FCC 6-GHz frequencies

Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:14 am

5.925–7.125 GHz - new FCC 6-GHz frequencies

-- from almost a year ago: FCC Opens 6 GHz Band to Wi-Fi and Other Unlicensed Uses
In April last year ( April 29 2020 ), the Federal Communications Commission adopted rules that make 1,200 megahertz of spectrum in the 6 GHz band (5.925–7.125 GHz) available for unlicensed use ( aka Wi-Fi 6 ).

I have been seeing new Wi-Fi 6 wireless devices and wireless routers in the stores since mid-last-year.

Does anybody know anything about Mikrotik and any future products to operate in the 6 GHz band (5.925–7.125 GHz) ?

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Re: 5.925–7.125 GHz - new FCC 6-GHz frequencies

Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:38 am

Given that this will be branded as Wifi 6E, a subset of 6, and that the Mik has no real 6/ax hardware yet, I wouldn't expect it anytime soon.
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Re: 5.925–7.125 GHz - new FCC 6-GHz frequencies

Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:29 pm

re: Mikrotik and --> 5.925–7.125 GHz - new FCC 6-GHz frequencies ---and---- no product almost a year later ...

It just can't be that hard to get a product in this new 5.925–7.125 GHz frequency band up and running.

I would almost think it would be as easy as taking a 921UAGS or 922UAGS and unsodering/removing/replacing the Qualcomm Atheros 5-GHz qca9550 chipset and then installing a similar ( or near similar ) Qualcomm Atheros qca6xxx chipset. Possibly a ROS software modification and presto - then send it out to get FCC tested/registered.

As a WISP/ISP, I would like to add some new 160MHz channels and begin utilizing some multi-gigabit per second APs to my many rural wireless customers. At this time, the 6GHz spectrum in all of my rural customer locations is completely empty. I don't want to wait for my competitors to populate this new FCC 6-GHz band with their non Mikrotik products and start taking my 5-GHz customers.
 
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Re: 5.925–7.125 GHz - new FCC 6-GHz frequencies

Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:33 am

Mikrotik have some devices based on the AR9342 covering 5.9-6.4GHz. BaseBox 6 and SXT 6 are a couple of these devices.
 
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Re: 5.925–7.125 GHz - new FCC 6-GHz frequencies

Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:22 am

Mikrotik have some devices based on the AR9342 covering 5.9-6.4GHz. BaseBox 6 and SXT 6 are a couple of these devices.
Re: ... Mikrotik have some devices based on the AR9342 covering 5.9-6.4GHz ...
Yup - they sure do have some devices in those frequencies that support a/n 2x2 ( 40-Mhz wide channels ) that support a maximum of 300-Meg wireless data links. Out of that you might get 150 to 200 Meg throughput because of wireless overhead. --- which is many steps way down the bandwidth ladder from 160 MHz wide Gig+ throughput that WiFi6 supports.

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