Both SuperPods with WiFi 6 (SuperPod AX) and original SuperPods work seamlessly together to extend WiFi coverage throughout your home. Having multiple SuperPods is ideal for homes larger than 1000 square feet.
The original SuperPod features tri-band 802.11ac WiFi connectivity, whereas the SuperPod with WiFi 6 also has tri-band WiFi, but supports 802.11ax (WiFi 6).
802.11ax is the latest generation of the WiFi standard. 802.11ax supports more connected devices and greatly improved speeds when used with compatible client devices while maintaining backward compatibility with older WiFi clients.
Enhanced security with WPA3
The SuperPod with WIFi 6 supports WPA3, the latest iteration of security protocols for Wireless Networks. It includes many improvements compared to its predecessor WPA2, like an “Enhanced Open Mode” that increases privacy in open networks, but more importantly, is a more robust authentication method named Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE) that replaces the existing pre-shared key to minimize security risks even when weak passwords are used.
Having WPA3 support makes the SuperPod with WiFi 6 a better companion on mixed Plume networks that also have SuperPods with WiFi 6E since WPA3 is required for 6 GHz operation. The SuperPods with WiFi 6E can provide the performance benefit of 6 GHz to compatible devices in those areas where needed, while still allowing seamless roaming of those same devices to the areas covered by the SuperPod with WiFi 6 since all nodes support WPA3.
Our original SuperPods have two gigabit Ethernet connections that can be used for WAN or LAN connectivity, although the left Ethernet port on the SuperPod with WiFi 6 supports up to a 2.5Gbps WAN connection. This makes the next generation of SuperPod ideal for Internet connections with speeds greater than 1 gigabit.
There are other differences between the two SuperPods, for a complete breakdown of technical specifications, please visit the tech specs page.