Is Windows 10 Pro 20H2 FULLY Compatible with Wi-Fi 6E Yet?


  1. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Pro x64 2004 19041.388
       #1

    Is Windows 10 Pro 20H2 FULLY Compatible with Wi-Fi 6E Yet?


    Is Windows 10 Pro 20H2 FULLY compatible with Wi-Fi 6E, yet? If not, will 21H1 be compatible?

    Note: Wi-Fi 6E is different from Wi-Fi 6.

    Thanks in Advance.
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  2. Posts : 2,805
    Windows 11 Pro, 22H2
       #2

    Yes, Windows 10 works perfectly fine with WiFi 6E including the newly allocated 6GHz band.
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  3. Posts : 2,805
    Windows 11 Pro, 22H2
       #3

    @JamesAndersonJr,

    I need to make a correction to my previous statement. I know that people are using WiFi 6E with Windows 10 now and all indications that I could find indicate that it works fine now. However, I literally just this moment happened upon something that indicates that full support is not available until Windows 10 21H1.

    I was looking at the user manual for a new ASUS motherboard and I found the following note in the specifications section:

    Is Windows 10 Pro 20H2 FULLY Compatible with Wi-Fi 6E Yet?-image1.jpg

    I apologize if my error has caused any difficulties for you.
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  4. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #4

    FWIW, Tim Higgins says that basic Wi-Fi6 functionality works from Windows 10 Version 2004 forward. I'm sure that more bells and whistles will keep showing up as newer versions of Windows and Wi-Fi technologies become available.

    Here are some relevant quotes from his recent Wi-Fi 6E Preview article

    <begin quote>
    The other part of the puzzle in getting the AX210 connected is that your Windows 10 machine must be updated to at least version 2004 (aka May 2020 update) or higher. Intel's latest Wi-Fi Driver installation includes the 22.30.0.11 driver you'll need. But you'll also need to do a registry edit. I posted instructions for all this over in this SNBForums thread.
    The Wi-Fi 6E: The Basics article says there are 59 @ 20 MHz, 29 @ 40 MHz, 14 @ 80 MHz and 7 @ 160 MHz wide channels available. However, you won't see that many listed in the AXE. With PSC enabled, the lowest channel is 37 and with it off, it's 33. The graphic below shows all 6 GHz channels available in both PSC modes.
    </end quote>

    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  5. Posts : 2,805
    Windows 11 Pro, 22H2
       #5

    Thanks, Ed. That's extremely helpful.
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