Wifi 6

When are you going to bring Wifi 6 devices?

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  • james.carsonjames.carson Moderator, WatchGuard Representative

    Hi @Pedro
    WiFi 6 devices are currently being developed, but there is no release date set for them yet.

    When they're announced, they'll go through a beta process before they're released, so if you're interested, I'd suggest joining the beta community at watchguard.centercode.com.

    -James Carson
    WatchGuard Customer Support

  • Almost a year later and still nothing? Most of the requests we get are for WiFi 6 AP's - which means we have to sell them Merakis instead of Watchguards.......

  • james.carsonjames.carson Moderator, WatchGuard Representative

    Hi @mgbsystems
    There will be a WiFi 6 product coming soon. WathGuard is focused on having a stable supported release. Many of the vendors that released WiFi 6 APs early did so under draft standards.

    -James Carson
    WatchGuard Customer Support

  • Is there an ETA of wifi-6 device availablity?

  • Do you have an eta on this?
  • james.carsonjames.carson Moderator, WatchGuard Representative

    Hi @rblack @Gopher
    There is not currently an ETA for this. Products are currently being developed, and will be announced via sales/partner channels when they are finalized.

    -James Carson
    WatchGuard Customer Support

  • edited July 2021

    @James_Carson said:
    Hi @rblack @Gopher
    There is not currently an ETA for this. Products are currently being developed, and will be announced via sales/partner channels when they are finalized.

    -Removed partner specific information -- James C.

    ~T

  • Next month will be two years since initial certification. Not a good look to be announcing the lack of an ETA, even with COVID.

  • > @DStone said:
    > Next month will be two years since initial certification. Not a good look to be announcing the lack of an ETA, even with COVID.

    It’s coming…. They are currently beta testing them now.
  • edited November 2021
    New WiFi 6 units released out of beta this Tuesday.

    They updated their portal to have new info.

    https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-products/secure-wifi/cloud-management

    Note: AP330 and AP430CR have physical WIPS radios in them but new cloud portal doesn’t have options coming yet. It will probably be there early Q1.

    Old WAPs from pre October 2021 will not be migrated to new portal… they will need to be replaced by new ones. I can’t speak specifics on why… I advise going to partner or partner rep for details.
  • edited December 2021

    Hello,
    as I read, "WatchGuard is excited to announce the release of Wi-Fi 6 access points and centralized management of Wi-Fi in WatchGuard Cloud".

    I read about new WG WiFi6 AP's and it seems, that many customers, who uses gateway wireless controllers for their AP management, can't upgrade to WiFi6 with WG devices.
    I understand, that Watchguard trying to increase revenue from AP market, but i think, this forces some clients to other WiFi vendors.
    I itself (and I have not many Watchguard customers) have two clients, who can't allow any access from internal devices to outside of perimeter. And this is based on very strong security policy not on client "good idea".
    It seems to be good idea to allow WiFi6 AP's to be manageable from GWC or directly thru AP's web interface (or at least ssh/telnet).
    For many clients is enough basic features from AP and all features from Cloud solution is not needed.

    So question - Any possibility to manage WiFi 6 devices on premise via WGC (not via cloud) planned?

    Regards,
    D

  • james.carsonjames.carson Moderator, WatchGuard Representative

    Hi @Dagnar

    At this current point in time, the new APs will only be manageable via WatchGuard Cloud (WGC.)

    -James Carson
    WatchGuard Customer Support

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