With the development of Wi-Fi 6, the network infrastructure smoothly masters multi-gigabit connections at 2.5 G and 5G speeds. Among the network controllers that support intermediate speeds, the undisputed leader is considered to be the AQuantia controllers, which, in a variation from Zyxel, we will compare with the good old Intel.
The business style of today's businesses is becoming increasingly dynamic. For operational activities, companies have to rely on a variety of digital services, and devices that are connected to a local network to perform daily tasks are becoming more and more numerous. Local networks are becoming larger, and the demand for convenient and reliable solutions is increasing – while budgets for IT infrastructure often remain the same.
To meet the demands of a dynamic business environment in today's rapidly changing digital world, many organizations are turning to SD-WAN for fast, scalable, and flexible connectivity between network environments. Connections between these environments must be managed to prioritize critical local networks and cloud applications. This is precisely what SD-WAN was designed to address; however, the wrong SD-WAN solution can inhibit adaptability and lead to security problems.
Migrating to Wi-Fi 6, do you hope that at least the cable structure will remain the same, running on the old twisted pair 2.5 GBase-T? Let's look at the example of the universal PoE switch Zyxel, how a multi-gigabit switch that supports speeds from 1 to 10 Gbit/s with a cheap cable works, what features it provides and how it is configured via the cloud.
The new series of gateways focuses on the speed of operation, and in the "Antivirus + IDP" mode, it does not fall below 800 Mbit/s LAN-WAN. In part, this was achieved due to two antivirus engines: you can either check each file through the built-in bitdefender with updated signatures, or cloud verification by McAfee means by sending hashes of downloaded files to the servers.
For comparative testing of Wi-Fi 6 access points, a new test stand based on Intel AX200 and iPhone was required. We tested the speed on the line of sight, through the walls, and also compared the design of three popular access points.