Wi-Fi 7 is making noise in the same way as 6G technology – expectations have been high even before the actual release.
Wi-Fi 7 is the latest evolution in the 802.11 IEEE standard of wireless networking, and it’s the direct sequel to Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E.
The benefits of Wi-Fi 7 are considerable and includes improved support for a greater number of simultaneous connections.
Additionally, Wi-Fi7 will be faster, have enhanced adaptability and be improved at maintaining low-latency connections.
However, most analysts give 5-starts for Wi-Fi 7’s ability to stream ultra-high definition video to multiple devices simultaneously and possible future use cases in virtual reality and augmented reality headsets.
Wi-Fi 7 (also known as Extremely High Throughput) is expected to deliver higher spectrum efficiency, higher power efficiency, better interference mitigation, higher capacity density, and higher cost efficiency.
Analysts report that the whole technological package of Wi-Fi 7 is a quantum leap over its predecessor, Wi-Fi 6, the new Wi-Fi on the block not that long ago.
Wi-Fi 7 is backward compatible with all previous iterations like Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5. That means that you won’t have to throw out all your existing wireless gear if you purchase a new Wi-Fi 7 router.
However, if you want to enjoy all the performance perks of Wi-Fi 7, you will need to connect to the routers with a Wi-Fi 7-based client.
While not yet widely available, Wi-Fi 7 routers are beginning to make an appearance at electronic outlets such as Best Buy.
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