Why Wi-Fi 5 Still Makes Sense for Businesses

Why Wi-Fi 5 Still Makes Sense for Businesses


Staying ahead of the curve is essential to maintain a competitive edge in today’s digital age. Wi-Fi standards are ever-evolving and changing, but what does this mean for Wi-Fi 5? Does it still have a place? In this blog post, we will cover why Wi-Fi 5 remains a viable and cost-effective option.

Understanding Internet Speeds and Needs

So, what does all this mean? How do internet speeds correlate with specific usage scenarios? Internet speeds, measured in megabits per second (Mbps) or gigabits per second (Gbps), dictate the data transfer rate over a connection. Then different activities will require varying speeds to ensure optimal performance, for example downloading a simple email will require far less speed than streaming a video.

The Evolution of Wi-Fi Standards

Like all technology, Wi-Fi standards have evolved over the years, and continue to improve year on year. Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) operates on the 5GHz frequency band and offers great data transmission speeds as well as coverage. Wi-Fi 6, and the more recent release of Wi-Fi 6E offer better throughput and efficiency however Wi-Fi 5 continues to hold its ground as a reliable choice in many scenarios.

The Case for Wi-Fi 5

In this blog post, we will specifically cover why Cambium Networks e410 units remain a great choice for businesses.

Proven Reliability

The Cambium Networks e410 units have undergone extensive testing and have been deployed time and time again, across multiple verticals, including schools, hospitality, SMBs amongst many more, demonstrating its reliability and stability in various situations.


The e410 unit is an enterprise-grade access point, that performs at a fraction of the cost of some of the new alternatives. The affordable price point, and reliability, make it a great option for businesses that are mindful of their budget constraints.

Wide Compatibility:

A common challenge companies are faced with when it comes to upgrading technology is the worry there will not be a smooth transition. The e410 unit integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure and hardware so there is no need for extensive hardware upgrades.

Sufficient Performance:

With features like multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) technology and beamforming, the e410 delivers great performance suitable for demanding applications and environments.

Why WiFi 5 still makes sense for businesses with Cambium Networks - e410 Access Points

Seamless Migration Path:

The e410 provides businesses with the option to have a flexible migration path to future technologies. The e410 unit provides immediate benefits while keeping the option open to upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 or beyond if the desire is there in the future.

Continued Support and Development:

Although new standards have emerged, the e410 unit continues to receive support and enhancements from Cambium Networks, the units can be managed using cnMaestro Essential ensuring the longevity and relevance of these Wi-Fi 5 units in the marketplace.


Overall, there is no denying that Wi-Fi 6 and the emerging technologies of Wi-Fi 7 are a fantastic choice for many, there is still a place for Wi-Fi 5 amongst companies seeking a reliable and cost-effective wireless connection. The e410 unit offers proven reliability, wide compatibility and great performance as some of the key benefits, by leveraging the benefits of Wi-Fi 5 businesses can stay connected and competitive in the dynamic marketplace of today.

Get in touch with our team today to find out more about how these units could help you with your next installation.