IEEE 802.11ax - The next generation of Wi-Fi standard, also known as Wi-Fi 6, is the next step in the evolution of wireless technology. 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) gets all the best from its predecessor 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), and increases throughput by 4 times and adds network scalability.
Wi-Fi Scanner supports 802.11ax standard since version 5 (November 2020).
You may view 802.11ax networks on the "Scanner" tab.
Wi-Fi Scanner may filter networks by 802.11ax mode.
Wi-Fi Scanner may parse 802.11ax (HE) Information elements:
You may see an information at the bottom of Scanner tab on Advanced Information tab.
These Information Elements contain all information about the 802.11ax settings; for example, at the picture below you may see Channel Width settings.
Wi-Fi Scanner calculates Max, Min Rate and all supported rates, that you may find on the Network details tab.
802.11ax is backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards, so any dual-band Wi-Fi adapter can discover 802.11ax networks. If your adapter supports 2.4 GHz only you may see 802.11 ax networks but in 2.4 GHz range only.
Wi-Fi Scanner successfully recognizes 802.11ax in scanner mode (“Scanner” tab) even if operating system does not support 802.11ax. However, for 802.11ax successfully recognizing on “Current connection” and “Wireless statistics” tabs requires a wireless adapter with support for 802.11ax and Windows 10 (Version 2004) or newer.
You may check if your adapter supports 802.11ax by opening a command prompt and typing netsh wlan show drivers.
Look next to Radio types supported and see if it includes 802.11ax.