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Wi-Fi 7 is coming and it’s five times faster than Wi-Fi 6



Excitement around 5G may have waned, but the world of home networks is poised for a revolution. We’ve known about the existence of Wi-Fi 7 for some time. However, the Wi-Fi Alliance hasn’t said much about when it will be released. It has now been announced that the new Wi-Fi 7 standard will complete its final preparation stages in early 2024.

Wi-Fi 7 is coming and it’s five times faster than Wi-Fi 6

As reported in Tom’s HardwareWi-Fi 7 is finalized and will arrive in the first quarter of 2024. Devices that support Wi-Fi 7 have been on sale for a few months now, but as soon as the technology officially arrives, users will finally be able to take advantage of the unused power in your Wi-Fi adapters.

But here’s what the Wi-Fi Alliance said. “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7, based on IEEE 802.11be technology, will be available before the end of the first quarter of 2024. Wi-Fi 7 devices are entering the market today and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7 will facilitate worldwide interoperability. On the other hand, it will bring advanced Wi-Fi performance to the next era of connected devices.”

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So what sets Wi-Fi 7 apart? For starters, it can reach a maximum speed of 40 Gbps. In other words, much faster than the maximum speed of 9.6 Gbps of Wi-Fi 6. This is achieved through a new 6 GHz frequency band. This joins the more familiar 2.4 GHz bands and 5GHz. Wi-Fi 7 also improves on some of the link speed technologies that Wi-Fi 6 introduced, producing speeds that are claimed to be 4.8 times faster than Wi-Fi 6.

If you have a Wi-Fi 7 compatible device, it is currently using a “draft” version of the standard. If you are using it for home use, you should not notice any difference in performance compared to a device using a “finalized” version of the standard. In the meantime, your device must receive a firmware update to update it. So, if you can’t wait to try the new generation of Wi-Fi, why not buy a Wi-Fi 7 router and prepare for its launch?

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