Next Generation Wireless Networks: Wifi7

Next Generation Wireless Networks: Wifi7

The current version of WiFi technology, known as WiFi 7, is in development. It is an upgrade to the IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN standard, often known as 802.11be (WLANs). In comparison to WiFi 6, WiFi 7 is anticipated to offer faster speeds and greater performance.

Wi-Fi 7 expands Wi-Fi 6E's capabilities and provides features based on the new 802.11be standard.

Key Features over Wifi6E

Increased speeds: In comparison to the existing WiFi 6 standard, which offers rates of up to 9.6 Gbps, WiFi 7 is anticipated to offer speeds of up to 10 Gbps.

Increased capacity: With more simultaneous users and devices supported by WiFi 7, high-density settings like airports, stadiums, and music halls should experience improved performance. It has channels with a 320 MHz bandwidth.

Improved spectral efficiency: More data should be able to be delivered in a given amount of bandwidth thanks to WiFi 7's improved spectral efficiency. It features multi-link operation (MLO) enabling failover and channel aggregation across many bands.

Better support for high-frequency bands: The use of higher frequency bands, such as the 6GHz band, which is currently not extensively utilized for WiFi, is anticipated to be supported by WiFi 7. This will increase the amount of WiFi spectrum that is accessible and assist to relieve congestion on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. 4096 QAM (4k QAM) will be used in WiFi 7 to increase peak data speeds.

Enhanced security: Improved security features to guard against hacking and other online dangers are anticipated in WiFi 7.

Comparison Chart between WiFi 6E and WiFi 7

Since WiFi 7 is still being developed and hasn't been formally published yet, the precise details and functionality may change.

It's crucial to remember that WiFi 7 can only be utilized if the router and the connected device both support it.

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