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Wi-Fi 7: Everything you need to know

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Wi-Fi 7: Everything you need to know

Wi-Fi 7 is simply the next version of Wi-Fi technology. IEEE 802.11be EHT will be the technical name, with EHT standing for Extremely High Throughput. Because this version of the technology is still being developed, it is not yet available anywhere in the world.

According to the current level of development, it is not expected to hit the market until the middle of 2024. Despite the fact that we will witness the novelty in action in a few years, we already know about various improvements it will provide. Keep in mind, however, that some elements may alter over time.

Higher speed

As the technical name suggests, this generation's enhancements have mostly focused on transmission speeds. Wi-Fi 7 claims peak speeds of up to 30 Gbps, which is over three times faster than the Wi-Fi 6E standard (9.6 Gbps). As a result, many professionals think that Wi-Fi 7 will eventually replace conventional Internet connections.

Full use of the 6 GHz band and less interference

Wi-Fi 7's ability to use the complete 6 GHz spectrum will also help to enhance speed. Furthermore, it will operate on the 320 MHz single-channel frequency, as opposed to the 160 MHz used by its predecessor, Wi-Fi 6E.

Less delay

The devices connected to Wi-Fi 7 will not interfere with each other because they can use the complete 6 GHz frequency. Simply expressed, this is because they will have greater network space and will not compete with one another. Multi-Link Operation (MLO) technology also comes in handy, allowing devices to stay connected by utilizing many hotspots at the same time.

Better Wi-Fi mesh systems

Wi-Fi 7 will improve access point coordination for mesh networks. In reality, this should result in little or no observable downtime while wandering about the building.

Compatibility for older devices

When a new standard is introduced, you may believe that your equipment has become obsolete. In the future, however, you will connect to the Wi-Fi 7 router using a device that still supports Wi-Fi.

It's encouraging to know that technology isn't stagnant and that it may be enhanced further, but do we really need such baud rates or virtually zero latency? Most normal users would not require Wi-Fi 7 if it were released today.

More demanding jobs, like cloud gaming or powering a huge smart home, can also be handled by older generations of technology. However, things are expected to alter in the next years. Giants are massively investing in the creation of AR and VR products, smart home gadgets are becoming increasingly popular, and this is only the beginning.

Post by - Bryan C.