Close

What are you looking for?

cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Original topic:

Small number next to Wifi symbol

(Topic created on: 01-11-2021 04:09 PM)
Aydin7
First Poster
Options
Galaxy S10 Series

Hi,

I have just noticed a small number next to the Wifi symbol on my S10, showing a 6 above the arrows.

Does it mean that there currently are 6 Wifi networks available nearby or is it something else?

Screenshot_20191107-134746_Google.jpg

 

I am just curious about this new addition, was it introduced in OneUI 2?

 

Edit: Even with only 3 Wifi networks visible there is a '6'.

7 REPLIES 7
SaudA
Troubleshooter
Options
Galaxy S10 Series
Hi @Aydin7

Interesting....are you on the Beta at the moment?
0 Likes
Aydin7
First Poster
Options
Galaxy S10 Series

No....but can it have something to do with Wifi 6?

0 Likes
SaudA
Troubleshooter
Options
Galaxy S10 Series
Just checked it here, that's indeed the symbol for Wi-Fi 6, @Aydin7.
0 Likes
Humblecapricorn86
First Poster
Options
Galaxy S10 Series

What is wifi 6

0 Likes
SaudA
Troubleshooter
Options
Galaxy S10 Series
Check out this link for further info on Wi-Fi 6: https://www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi/wi-fi-certified-6
Mallochaii
First Poster
Options
Galaxy S10 Series

If you’ve ever bought a Wi-Fi router, you may have had to sort through specs that read like complete gibberish — like “802.11ac” or “a/b/g/n.” But going forward, Wi-Fi is adopting version numbers so that it’ll be easier to tell whether the router or device you’re buying is on the latest version.

 
SamSwmr
First Poster
Options
Galaxy S10 Series

I encountered a WiFi 6 network at a new facility at my university.  My older Dell laptop saw no networks whereas my Samsung Galaxy S20 saw all the regular access points.  I finally noticed the "6" on the phone next to the WiFi indicator.  The phone worked fine on WiFi, but I had to update my laptop's wireless device driver before it would even see the WiFi 6 networks.  Yes, WiFi backwards compatibility works, but the laptop needed help to catch up.