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Wi-Fi 7 - the latest Wi-Fi standard


IEEE 802.11be, or Wi-Fi 7, uses 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz as well as 6 GHz bands, whereas the current Wi-Fi 6/6E (IEEE 802.11 ax) uses 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz only. What this means to the end user is:

  • Faster Speeds: Wi-Fi 7 can deliver higher data rates due to the additional frequency band. Users can experience improved performance for streaming, gaming, and other bandwidth-intensive tasks.
  • Reduced Congestion: With the 6 GHz band, there’s more room for devices to operate without interference. This helps reduce congestion in densely populated areas.
  • Compatibility: Wi-Fi 7 is backward compatible with Wi-Fi 6/6E and older standards. Devices that support Wi-Fi 7 can still connect to existing networks.
  • Future-Proofing: As more devices adopt Wi-Fi 7, users will be prepared for the next generation of wireless technology.

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