Should I buy a WiFi 6 router?

Episode 1696 (1:38:07)

Ted from San Diego, CA
WiFi 6

Ted wants to know if he should get a DOCSIS 3.1 modem. Leo says that not everyone is supporting the DOCSIS 3.1 standard, especially for WiFi 6. But it'll certainly be future proof your system for the foreseeable future. How about a WiFi 6 router? Leo says that WiFi 6 routers are out, sure, but they just announced WiFi 6E, and those routers will be out later this year. And any current WiFi 6 router won't support it. Another thing to consider is that you won't get WiFi 6 benefits if your devices are only WiFi5 compatible. So it depends on what your current gear supports. But it won't slow it down. Leo also recommends getting an ASUS router. They use DD-WRT firmware that is more advanced and upgradable. Another option is MERLIN.