The new Wi-Fi 7 standard will provide data transfer speeds of 3.5 Gbps

If the user's router is fairly new, it probably supports the Wi-Fi 5 standard known as

802.11ac. Assuming the device also supports Wi-Fi 5, when you upgrade to Wi-Fi 7, you can expect a maximum transfer rate of 3.5 Gbps.

However, this is the theoretical maximum speedonly for optimal conditions. It is also affected by factors such as your Internet plan, the location and environment of your Wi-Fi router, the location of your device, and interference from nearby networks.

Wi-Fi 7 outperforms Wi-Fi under optimal conditions5 with a maximum speed of 30Gbps more than 750%. Not only that, it can also use bands that Wi-Fi 5 cannot access. This wider frequency spectrum gives the router more signal transmission options. Neighboring networks do not have to compete for the same channels, reducing interference.

Wi-Fi 6 and 6E under optimal conditions candevelop speeds up to 9.6 Gb / s, which is only a third of the capabilities of the 7th standard. Wi-Fi 6E already has access to the 6 GHz band that Wi-Fi 7 will have, avoiding congestion issues on the 2.5 GHz and 5 GHz bands. However, the 6E lacks the Multi-Loop Operation (MLO) feature, which further enhances Wi-Fi 7's interference prevention capabilities. This means that the 7th standard will process the same channels as 6E, but more efficiently. Other advantages over 6 and 6E include higher quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) and wider channel bandwidth.

Some experts suggest that the connectionWi-Fi 7 will be even better than wired. This statement is potentially true only if we are talking about sub-Cat-8 Ethernet cables rated up to 40 Gbps. However, Cat-8 is for data centers, not home networks. The cable that came with the router is most likely a Cat-5 or Cat-6 cable with a speed of 10 Gbps or less.

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