WiFi 6E is the newest generation of WiFi technology that unlocks the 6GHz frequency band. Compared to previous WiFi versions like WiFi 5 and WiFi 6 that use the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, WiFi 6E offers:
- Much faster speeds: The 6GHz band has much more open space and less interference from other devices. Real-world speeds can reach up to 2.4Gbps with WiFi 6E, a huge leap over WiFi 5 and WiFi 6.
- Lower latency: WiFi 6E provides near-instant response times of just 1 ms with less congestion and interference. This is perfect for gaming, AR/VR, and video streaming.
- Increased bandwidth: The 14 additional 80MHz channels in 6GHz provide more bandwidth and can handle more devices simultaneously.
- Backward compatibility: WiFi 6E devices can still connect to older 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks. The 6GHz band is just newly added support.
By upgrading devices like the Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro to enable WiFi 6E, you can take advantage of these benefits for a better-connected experience. But first, you must unlock and configure support for the 6GHz band properly.
Before getting started, there are two essential requirements to enable WiFi 6E on the Pad 6 Pro:
- Root access: You’ll need to gain root privileges on your device. The easiest method is by using the Magisk framework. Download the latest Magisk ZIP file, reboot into recovery mode on your tablet, and flash the ZIP to root your Pad 6 Pro. Magisk will handle all the complicated steps for you.
- Terminal Emulator app: With root access enabled, you need an app to enter Linux commands and make the necessary tweaks.
Download and install the
With those two prerequisites checked off, you’ll be ready to start unlocking WiFi 6E support through some quick terminal commands and script creation.
Get Root Access
The first step to unlocking WiFi 6E on your Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro is to get root access. This gives you administrator privileges to make system-level changes on your tablet.
The easiest method is using the Magisk rooting tool. Here’s how to do it:
1. Download the latest Magisk ZIP file from the [official site](https://magiskmanager.com/). Make sure to get the stable release.
2. Reboot your Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro into recovery mode. To do this, turn off your device completely. Then, hold down the Power and Volume Up buttons simultaneously until you see the recovery menu.
3. select “Apply Update” in recovery mode and navigate to the Magisk ZIP file you downloaded. Select it to begin the installation process.
4. Once Magisk has finished installing, select “Reboot System” to restart your device.
After your tablet boots up, you should now have full root access. Magisk will let you run commands and make system edits with administrative privileges.
This quick and easy rooting sets the foundation to unlock WiFi 6E support on your Pad 6 Pro. With root enabled, you can now move on to the next steps.
Install Terminal Emulator
The next step is to install the Terminal Emulator app from the Google Play Store.
- Open the Play Store on your Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro. You can find it in your list of installed apps.
- In the search bar, type “Terminal Emulator.” This is a free app developed by Jack Palevich.
- Tap on the Terminal Emulator result and go to the app page.
- Hit install. This will download and install the app on your tablet.
- Once installed, you can open it from your apps drawer. The launcher icon resembles a black box with a white “>_” prompt.
In the following steps, this terminal app will allow us to enter Linux shell commands directly on the Android device. Having root access combined with the terminal will give us full control to make the changes needed to unlock WiFi 6E.
Run Commands in Terminal
To enable WiFi 6E, you must run some commands in the Terminal Emulator app to make the necessary changes.
First, open the Terminal Emulator app you installed in the previous step. At the prompt, type “su” and hit enter. This will give you superuser access. You’ll get a prompt to grant permission – agree to this.
Now, you can run the commands needed to set up WiFi 6E. Type the following and hit enter after each one:
- You’ll get a SuperUser prompt. Tap on Allow.
- Now type in the below command to set up root-repo:
pkg install root-repo
- Then install the ‘iw’ package via the below command:
pkg install iw
- In a rooted shell, create a shell script in the following directory
- The content of the script should be as follows:
#!/system/bin/sh resetprop -n ro.boot.wificountrycode US iw reg set US
- Then make it executable via the below command:
- Finally, restart your device for the changes to take place.
Restart Your Device
The final step is to restart your Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro tablet. This will run the script we created earlier at startup. The script sets the WiFi country code to the US and enables support for the 6GHz band.
To restart, power off your tablet completely. Wait a few seconds, then turn it back on.
When the tablet boots up, the script will automatically run thanks to the executable permissions we set. The device will now allow connections to WiFi 6E networks!
Without restarting, the tablet won’t pick up the tweaks we made. So, fully reboot your Pad 6 Pro after creating the script for WiFi 6E unlocking.
Connect to WiFi 6E.
Now that you’ve enabled WiFi 6E support on your Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro, it’s time to connect to a 6GHz network and experience the speed!
To do this, first, make sure you have a WiFi 6E-compatible wireless router. Significant brands like Linksys, Netgear, and Asus have routers that support the new 6GHz band.
When scanning for wireless networks on your tablet, look for ones with “6E” or “6GHz” in the name. If you have a dual-band router, it may show a separate network name for the 5GHz and 6GHz connections.
Once you see the 6E network, connect to it like any other WiFi. Enter the password when prompted.
The tablet should now connect at the faster 6GHz frequency and tap into the benefits of WiFi 6E – ultra-fast speeds, increased bandwidth, and lower latency.
Run some speed tests and see how the performance compares to 5GHz WiFi. Sites like Speedtest.net or Fast.com provide a quick way to test. You should see a noticeable bump in download and upload speeds when connected over 6GHz.
Enjoy the cutting-edge wireless connectivity and dramatically faster data transfers! With WiFi 6E enabled, your Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro can handle high-bandwidth tasks like 4K video streaming, gaming, and more.
Test Speeds on WiFi 6E vs WiFi 5
After enabling WiFi 6E support on your Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro, it’s time to see the speed difference compared to regular WiFi 5. The best way is by running some speed tests.
There are a few apps that can measure WiFi speeds accurately. We recommend using [Speedtest](https://www.speedtest.net/) by Ookla, accessible on the Play Store.
Once installed, open the app and ensure you are connected to your WiFi 6E network. Tap “Go” and run the speed test. Make note of the download and upload speeds.
Next, switch over to a WiFi 5 connection and rerun the test. You should notice a significant bump in performance on WiFi 6E, especially for download speeds.
For example, you may get 500 Mbps down on WiFi 5 but see over 800 Mbps with WiFi 6E. The lower latency can also improve real-world usage for gaming and video streaming. Run a few tests and compare the averages between connections.
Documenting these speed differences highlights the tangible improvements WiFi 6E brings compared to WiFi 5. The new standard lives up to its promise with almost double the bandwidth in the 6GHz band. Unlocking it on your Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro lets you enjoy the fastest WiFi speeds available today.
If you run into any issues after making the tweaks to enable WiFi 6E, here are some solutions to common problems:
- Can’t connect to 6GHz networks: Double check that you set the WiFi country code to US in the script. Some regions still don’t have approval for 6GHz.
- Speeds seem slow: Make sure you are connecting to a legitimate WiFi 6E router. Also, confirm the router firmware is up-to-date and supports the new 6GHz band.
- Getting error when creating script: Open the Terminal app and verify you have granted SuperUser access by typing “su” and allowing permission. The script needs root access to run.
- Script not running on reboot: Check that you made the script executable with “chmod +x” and that the script is in the /data directory.
- Root access not working: Flashing Magisk correctly is key. Try re-flashing Magisk and rebooting to get root. Also, only flash the official Magisk to avoid issues.
- can’t find 6GHz networks: Sometimes, you may need to be very close to the 6GHz router to pick up the signal initially. Move within 5 feet and rescan to find 6GHz networks.
If you still can’t resolve the problem, join our forum to get help troubleshooting and get WiFi 6E running smoothly on your Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro.