Wi-Fi 7 is the upcoming Wi-Fi standard set by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It will work across all three wireless bands (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz) and will be differentiated from its previous Wi-Fi 6 predecessor by making a performance gain for consumers by having extreme speed and low latency. What that means to you is that you can take advantage of 8k video streaming, experience Virtual Reality (VR) or extended reality (XR), and utilize multi and simultaneous video conferencing. The use cases for consumers and businesses will explode as we explore what else we can do with our devices with Wi-Fi 7.
With the imminent arrival of the 7th generation of Wi-Fi, a superior online experience will be unleashed.
Although Wi-Fi 6 provided 37% faster speeds, it was not as impactful as the 10-fold rate increase that Wi-Fi 5 brought. The difference stemmed from the original intention of the Wi-Fi 6 project, which aimed to improve efficiency rather than data rates. Wi-Fi 7, on the other hand, is designed for a generation of higher throughput.
Wi-Fi 7 makes giant strides in throughput — 480% more than previous generations. Thanks to backward compatibility a Wi-Fi 7 router opens up your entire home to the latest online experiences.
These exciting enhancements and major lifestyle changes are made possible by Wi-Fi 7’s innovative technologies. All these breakthroughs will help the digital age to enjoy even more eye-opening experiences.
Up to 320 MHz on 6 GHz
Wi-Fi 7 unleashes the full potential of the 6 GHz band to double the bandwidth of the last generation. Extending channel width to 320 MHz also enables many more simultaneous transmissions at the fastest possible speeds.
16 × 16 MU-MIMO
To meet the growing trafﬁc demands generated by the increasing number of Wi-Fi devices, APs have continued to increase the number of antennas and improve spatial multiplexing capabilities. Wi-Fi 7 increases the number of spatial streams from 8 to 16. The theoretical physical transmission rate is thus doubled compared with Wi-Fi 6. With Wi-Fi 7’s 16 streams, every device has enough bandwidth to run smoothly.
Wi-Fi 7 will enable faster speeds by standardizing an advanced modulation schema called 4k QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation), which empowers each signal to carry 12 bits instead of 10 bits (20% increase). 4k QAM will pack more data in each signal, which will help increase throughput and capacity compared to Wi-Fi systems using 1k QAM.
With legacy Wi-Fi, each user can only send or receive data on an assigned resource unit (RU), meaning that if another user uses any part of a large high-speed channel, the entire channel is unavailable. This leads to significant limits on the flexibility of the spectrum resource scheduling. With multi-RU puncturing, Wi-Fi 7 devices will be allowed to use other parts of the same high-speed channel that are not in use, allowing single users to combine RUS to increase transmission efficiency. This flexibility will help alleviate congested networks and bands and enable users to take advantage of all the resources available in the network.
Before, busy channels meant bands could not be fully used. Data would only be sent through the primary channel. Now, with Preamble Puncturing, the interference can be blocked, opening up more channels to use.
Today’s Wi-Fi devices provide access to multiple wireless bands, discussed earlier, but typically only use a single link to transmit data, only switching to another if conditions change. Wi-Fi 7 will introduce multi-link operation (MLO) options that allow devices to connect simultaneously on two bands, leading to increased throughput, reduced latency, and increased reliability. This means that your data will now have more bands to travel on and create quicker connections even in congested areas or share the same redundant data to ensure that it arrives in case the other fails. MLO is excellent for emerging technologies like cloud computing, online gaming, VR/AR, and video streaming.DeviceDeviceSingle 2×2 RadioConcurrent Dual RadioorAccess PointAccess PointConcurrent Dual RadioConcurrent Dual Radio
Each channel on Wi-Fi 7 will be 320 MHz, double the previous Wi-Fi generations. In short, the new modulation will allow for greatly denser data packets to travel on wider channels. That means a WiFi 7 device will have a potential maximum data rate speed double that of any Wi-Fi6/6E device. You’ll be able to watch 4k and 8k videos, play online games without lag, download large files in seconds, and much more.
Long login waits, out-of-sync virtual meetings, and congested internet environments all make getting the job done harder. For smoother and more reliable experiences, Wi-Fi 7 is key.
Run a lag-free meeting across time zones with global partners and hash out ideas. Telecommute from home with Wi-Fi 7, so you waste no time loading things from the cloud.
The higher efficiency of the next generation of Wi-Fi will bring huge value to your business.
Enjoy massive online games, immersive AR/VR, and 4K/8K video anytime, anywhere. Experience a bustling digital world with no buffering, delay, or congestion, all thanks to Wi-Fi 7.
When everyone starts exploring the Metaverse, you’ll be ready.
Wi-Fi 7 leads to a true intelligent life. If you own multiple smart home devices or simply have a large number of internet devices in your household, Wi-Fi 7 will keep them online with superfast response times.
No more pauses before your smart speaker responds to you. Everything happens immediately, right when you want it.
Experience the most cutting-edge technology
More efficient and fluid work experiences
More economical and advanced solutions
Unparalleled gaming experiences
Tri-band wireless access point reaching speeds of 11,529 Mbps on 6GHz, 5,764 Mbps on 5GHz, and 1,376 Mbps on 2.4GHz
EnGenius Cloud Managed ECW536 is a sleekly designed Wi-Fi 7 tri-band 4x4x4 access point that supports up to 18.7 gigabit speeds using 3 frequency bands, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and the newly released 6 GHz band. The ECW536 using Wi-Fi 7 standards supports ultra-wide 320 MHz channels that can deliver extreme throughput and provides greater network capacity. The ECW536 also takes advantage of 4-MU-MIMO, 4096-QAM, Multi-Link Operation and Multi-RU puncturing to increase overall performance, reliability, and high-density device support by utilizing multiple bands, avoiding interference, and reducing latency. The ECW536 has two 10 GbE ports, primary port supporting PoE++ for easy AP placement and 2nd port providing gigabit speed to another device.
*Maximum wireless signal rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual wireless data throughput and wireless coverage are not guaranteed and will vary as a result of network conditions, client limitations, and environmental factors, including building materials, obstacles, volume and density of traffic, and client location. Data is from semiconductor companies.
Wi-Fi 7, also known as 802.11be, is the next generation of wireless networking technology, succeeding Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E. It is designed to provide faster and more reliable wireless connectivity for various devices.
Yes, Wi-Fi 7 is in development and expected to be released in the future. It represents the ongoing evolution of wireless technology to meet the increasing demands for faster and more efficient connectivity.
Wi-Fi 7 offers several benefits, including significantly faster data transfer speeds, improved network efficiency, lower latency, and enhanced support for a growing number of connected devices.
Wi-Fi 7 is expected to deliver speeds of up to 19 Gbps, which is substantially faster than its predecessors like Wi-Fi 6 or Wi-Fi 6E.
The cost of Wi-Fi 7 equipment and devices may initially be higher than previous generations. However, prices tend to decrease as the technology becomes more widely adopted.
Wi-Fi 6E can provide speeds of up to 9.6 Gbps, making it significantly faster than its predecessors but not as fast as the anticipated speeds of Wi-Fi 7.
Yes, Wi-Fi 6E is useful for providing faster and more reliable wireless connectivity, especially in environments with many connected devices, such as homes, offices, and public spaces.
The inclusion of Wi-Fi 7 in specific device models, such as the iPhone 15, depends on the device manufacturer’s choices. It will also depend on the availability of Wi-Fi 7 at the time of the device’s release.
Wi-Fi 7’s low latency and high-speed capabilities make it an excellent choice for gaming. It can provide a seamless and lag-free gaming experience, especially for online and cloud-based games.
Wi-Fi 7 achieves its high speed through advanced technologies like more efficient modulation schemes, wider bandwidth channels, and improved network management techniques.