Wi-Fi 6E (6 GHz) is the biggest enhancement to Wi-Fi since the 802.11g days. Combining the efficiency of 802.11ax and the additional spectrum of 6 GHz, we are expecting to see a boost in throughput.
This page serves as a resource to everything I have published around Wi-Fi 6E.
When it comes to discovery 6 GHz SSIDs, the Reduced Neighbor Reports (RNR) will be critical. Some devices do not actively scan the 6 GHz spectrum for networks but rely on the RNR from an AP that has an SSID being broadcasted in 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.
When 6 GHz became available from major vendors, we did not have any tools to perform analysis. I recently acquired the NetAlly EtherScope nXG which has Wi-Fi 6E capability of performing network scanning and analysis. I use that handheld tool to perform 6 GHz frame captures.
Wi-Fi 6E Network Scanning (YouTube Video)
There is 1200 MHz worth of spectrum to scan in Wi-Fi 6E. That’s an increase in channels we previously had in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Wi-Fi 6E will provide us with 59 20-MHz wide channels. That’s quite a lot to scan through for any device. Here’s how to scan for Wi-Fi 6E networks using the NetAlly EtherScope nXG.
I’m including a repository of Wi-Fi 6E frame captures for anyone to study, especially if you don’t have a Wi-Fi 6E access point and device handy. Get started in analyzing Wi-Fi 6E as soon as possible.
In Wi-Fi 6/6E, we can colocate multiple SSIDs into a single beacon frame. Introduced in 802.11v, this feature improves air time efficiency. Learn how a device can discover additional SSIDs through Multiple BSSID.