Wi-Fi 7: What improvements does it bring and how is it different from other generations?

The new generation of  Wi-Fi is increasingly bridging the gap with wired connections.

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Wi – Fi 7 is the next generation of the world’s most popular wireless connection standard.

Giants like Mediatek and Qualcomm are giving it more and more importance and we hope to see high-end  devices that include support for Wi-Fi 7 soon .

But what is Wi-Fi 7 and how is it different from other types of Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi 7 , also referred to as IEEE 802.11be , is the new generation of Wi-Fi that has higher capacity using the 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz bands.

Tests have shown data transfers of 30 Gbps, but Wi-Fi 7 is expected to support speeds of up to 40 Gbps (four times faster than Wi-Fi 6 ), the same speed offered by a wired Thunderbolt 3 connection.

And the other Wi-Fi? understanding the numbers

For years, we had to identify a Wi-Fi specification by its standard, such as 802.11b for the second generation.

In 2018, the Wi-Fi Alliance took advantage of the launch of Wi-Fi 802.11ax to debut its new naming system, calling it Wi-Fi 6 .

These are the different generations of Wi-Fi .

Wi – Fi 6 reaches more and more users, already appearing in several mid-range phones and laptops.

change your router

Even if you have a Wi-Fi 6 device, you will need a router that offers this type of connection. Generally, the router that the Internet provider installs at home will not have the latest technology.