This year marks Wi-Fi 6 的大推出, the latest version of the 802.11 wireless communication standard that we commonly call Wi-Fi. This new standard, 802.11ax, will support faster, more efficient performance from your router, and enable it to handle lots of connections with lots of devices all at once (you can read more about exactly how that all works by 点击此处).
Even though we're starting to see Wi-Fi 6 support in new flagship smart phones like the 三星银河S10 and the iPhone 11, you almost certainly 不需要急于购买一个新的路由器只是尚未. That said, there's nothing wrong with getting to know your options, so keep scrolling through this gallery to do exactly that -- we'll keep it updated with new models and specs as they arrive. And if you're curious as to just how fast these things actually are, check out 我们的第一个 Wi-Fi 6 速度测试结果. (Spoiler alert: Yep, they look awfully speedy.)
Let's start with the ASUS RT-AX88U. First teased 在CES 2018, the AX88U went on sale 去年10月, and is available now for a princely sum of $340. It looks just like 之前的AC88U, albeit with gold accents instead of red this time around.
More important than how it looks: the next-gen specs. Like the "AX" in the name suggests, this is a Wi-Fi 6 router, and that means it supports key Wi-Fi 6 upgrades like OFDMA, which lets it transmit data to multiple devices at once on a single channel, as well as 1024-QAM, which lets it pack about 25% more data into each of those transmissions than previous-gen, 256-QAM routers (again, 点击此处 for more on how all of that actually works).
The target demographic: die-hard gamers who require the best connection possible in order to stay competitive during online play. To deliver it, the GT-AX11000 supports Asus' GameFirst V feature, which prioritizes gaming traffic from ROG 设备. The router also features a second 5GHz frequency band that you can dedicate to gaming only -- that way, your gaming setup won't have to compete with traffic from any of the other Wi-Fi devices in your home.
可立即使用, the GT-AX11000 is one of the most expensive routers on the market, priced at a staggering $450. We'll know whether or not it's worth it once we test the thing out, but I'll note that the previous-gen Asus GT-AC5300, while overkill for most setups, was 在 CNET 上深受好评.
下面介绍一下：四个千兆以太网 LAN 端口、一个 2.5 千兆以太网端口、两个 USB 3.0 端口以及同时聚合两个 LAN 端口以加快文件传输速度的能力。
We used that last trick to connect the Nighthawk to two separate MacBooks, which we used as servers in 我们的第一个 Wi-Fi 6 速度测试. From there, we used a Wi-Fi 6-equipped laptop to wirelessly download files from the laptops, which let us measure the transfer speeds at up to 2Gbps.