How to Use Wi-Fi 6E on M2 iPad Pro

In a new support document published today, Apple has detailed how Wi-Fi 6E introduced in its latest M2 iPad Pro models enables faster and more reliable Wi-Fi connectivity using the 6GHz band (via MacRumors).

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Apple today officially launched online and retail sales of its new M2 iPad Pro lineup today. In addition to sporting the newest processor and a new hover feature for Apple Pencil, it also features Wi-Fi 6E, making it the first Apple device to support the new wireless technology.

Here’s how you can get the best wireless performance when using Wi-Fi 6E with an Apple device:

  • To join a Wi-Fi 6E network, you need one of these Apple devices:
    • iPad Pro 11-inch (4th generation)
    • iPad Pro 12.9 inch (6th generation)
  • To create a Wi-Fi 6E network, you need a Wi-Fi router or access point that supports Wi-Fi 6E and has its 2.4GHz or 5GHz bands also enabled, preferably using a single network name (SSID) across all bands.

For the best performance with Apple devices, the Wi-Fi router providing the network should use a single network name across all of its wireless bands: the 2.4GHz band, the 5GHz band, and the Wi-Fi 6E network’s 6GHz band.

If the router isn’t using the same name for all bands, your device identifies the network as having limited compatibility.

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For Wi-Fi 6E networks that use a single network name as recommended, if you experience any other issues with your use of the network, you can turn off Wi-Fi 6E mode when connected to that network.

  • Go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
  • Tap the name of the network you’re connected to.
  • Tap Wi-Fi 6E Mode, then tap Off. This setting appears only for Wi-Fi 6E networks that use a single network name for all bands.

Let us know if you ordered a new iPad or M2 iPad Pro from Apple. The first pre-orders will be delivered today.

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