Today you can find various models of tri-band 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz wifi 6e adapters available in the market. With the wifi 6e adapters, you have protected the investment for today’s wifi technology and future wifi technology.
Wifi 6e adapters
Wifi 6 technology has evolved into wifi 6e by adding a 6GHz radio band in addition to the available 2.4GHz and 5GHz band radios, so that the wifi 6e router now has three distinct radio bands. Previously with simultaneous three band wifi-6 router consists of one 2.4GHz radio band and two 5GHz radio bands.
All wifi 6e adapters support three distich radio bands, 2.4ghz, 5ghz and one additional 6ghz latency free radio band. With 3 distinct radio band designs, it ensures that your wifi 6e adapter can be compliant with all available wifi technologies including wifi-6 routers and wifi-6e routers.
Compatible to wifi 6 and wifi 6e routers
So instead of having to buy a two-band wifi 6 adapter (such as Asus wifi-6 ax3000 and Archer tx3000e adapter) which in the end cannot connect to 6ghz radio band. It would be better to buy a three band wifi 6e adapter that is able to connect to either wifi 6 routers or wifi 6e routers which are now available on the market such as Asus rog rapture gt-axe11000.
Wifi 6e PCIe Adapters
With the availability of wifi 6e routers on the market such as Asus gt-axe11000 wifi 6e router and Netgear axe11000 raxe500 wifi 6e router, investing wifi 6e PCIe adapter is worthy. When you compare with Asus Pce-ax58t or Archer tx3000 that come with dual band, investing wifi 6e adapters is more advantage since they can support both wifi-6 and wifi-6e routers.
Here are few models of wifi 6e PCIe adapters you can find available in the market today.
1. OKN Wifi 6e AX5400
Like typically wifi-6 adapters which mostly designed based on PCI-e bus of desktop computers, this Okn wifi 6e adapter is also designed on PCI-e bus. You need to open the computer casing and insert it into one of the available PCI-e slots on the motherboard.
Okn wifi 6e adapter comes with two attachable external antennas, and is a three radio band adapter that supports both wifi-6 router and wifi 6e routers.
- Tri-band Ax5400 Wifi 6e PCIe adapter with Intel AX210 chipset
- Distinct three radio bands, up to 574Mbps @2.4GHz, up to 2,400Mbps @5GHz and up to 2,400Mbps @6GHz band
- This product is designed with two 5dBi High gain detachable external antennas
- Supports all ax2100 chipset including MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, OFDMA and 160MHz channel
- Built-in Bluetooth 5.2 with larger capacity and faster compared with BT5.1
- Supports only windows 10 64-bit on Intel and AMD CPUs.
- Ready with WPA3 encryption
This Okn wifi6e adapter is tagged with almost the same price (around $40) as previous wifi-6 adapter, so it is more advantage in connecting to compatible 6GHz-based routers. You need to click the link below to shop the product on Amazon (#ads).
2. Fenvi Wifi 6e Ax5400 PCIe Adapter
When it is compared with Okn wifi 6e adapter with two external antennas that are directly attached to the adapter card as discussed above, the Fenvi wifi 6e adapter is also equipped with two external antennas with extension cable and the base. So you can put the antennas on the computer or above a certain height for better signal coverage.
- Tri-band ax5400 PCI-e wifi 6e adapter with Intel ax210ngw chipset, compatible with both wifi6 and wifi6e routers
- Distinct three radio bands @6GHz up to 2,400Mbps, up to 2,400Mbps @5GHz and up to 574Mbps @2.4GHz
- Comes with two external antennas with base and extension cable for easy placement on the height for better coverage
- Supports only Windows 10 64-bit and Linux 5.1 above
- Built-in Bluetooth 5.2 for easy connection to any Bluetooth-based devices including headset, keyboard, stereo speaker, mouse etc.
When this adapters is working on the PC, the two antennas features colorful RGB lights. The price is a bit more expensive than Okn as discussed above, around $49.99 in Amazon. Price is always fluctuating, click the link below for current price and shop on Amazon (#ads).
Both of the above wifi6e PCI-e adapters support connection to wifi-6 routers or mesh wifi-6 router such as Asus ax6000 or Netgear ax6000 wifi-6 routers or any high speed AX11000 such as Asus rog rapture gt-ax11000 router or Archer ax11000 gaming router.
For easy to setup all-in-one cable modem and router, consider Orbi Cbr750 ax4200 Mesh wifi-6 router with built-in DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem.