Does LizardSystems Wi-Fi Scanner Support 802.11ax?

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.

Does LizardSystems Wi-Fi Scanner Support 802.11ax?

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 supports 802.11ax

Wi-Fi Scanner may filter networks by 802.11ax mode.

Wi-Fi Scanner may filter networks by 802.11ax mode

Wi-Fi Scanner may parse 802.11ax (HE) Information elements:

  • HE Capability element
  • HE Operation element
  • UORA Parameter Set element
  • Spatial Reuse Parameter Set element
  • MU EDCA Parameter Set element

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.

Do I need an 802.11ax WiFi adapter?

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.

How do I know if my adapter supports 802.11ax?

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.


Nov 25, 2020

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