As you probably know, every few years a new version of the WiFi standard is introduced, which naturally brings various upgrades. In the meantime, we want to compare WiFi 7 speed with previous generations. Although the WiFi 7 development process has been finalized, it has not yet been approved by the US Federal Communications Commission. Although some companies have announced that products based on this standard will be available in the near future, changes may be made to Wi-Fi 7 before final approval.
Compared to Wi-Fi 5 (which most users use) If you are
using an almost newer modem or router, it is likely to use the
WiFi 5 standard, which is technically referred to as
802.11ac. If your gadgets also support WiFi 5, you can get a
maximum speed of 3.5 Gbps. However, this maximum speed is only
possible under perfectly ideal conditions. However, depending on
the speed of the Internet, the location of the modem, the
environment you are in, and the surrounding networks, you will
encounter much slower speeds.
On the other hand, for WiFi 7, we must say that in ideal conditions, it can enable a maximum speed of 30 Gbps, which means a 750% increase in speed. In addition, this standard can use bands that WiFi 5 does not have access to. As a result, the networks around you are less disturbed, resulting in better network quality. Of course, fewer users will switch to Wi-Fi-based gadgets and equipment in the near future, and many will first use Wi-Fi 6 or 6E.
Wi-Fi 7 vs. Wi-Fi 6 and strong> 6E
If you're one of the users with the latest and greatest modems and gadgets, you're probably using Wi-Fi 6 or 6E. If you start using the Wi-Fi 7 standard right now, the difference will not be as big as the migration from Wi-Fi 5, but it will be significant in any case. Specifically, the maximum Wi-Fi speeds of 6 and 6E are ideally 9.6 Gbps, which is one-third the speed of seventh-generation WiFi. It does not have problems with 2.5 and 5 GHz bands. But in the meantime, the seventh generation can use the provided channels more efficiently and the bandwidth of the channels is better in the WiFi 7 standard than the previous generation.
WiFi 7 against cable internet In most
countries, cable internet is usually faster than
Wi-Fi-based Internet. But with regard to Wi-Fi 7, we must say that
if the cable in question is weaker than the Cat-8 series,
the Wi-Fi speed will be higher than cable internet. Of
course, these types of cables are mainly used for data centers. But
the cable that comes with the router is usually Cat-5 or Cat-6,
with a maximum speed of no more than 10 Gbps. As always, we
must point out that these numbers are ideal for the situation.
Real speed versus promised speed
We must emphasize again, even in Advanced high speed internet utilizers cannot use the maximum speed provided by WiFi 7. So is it wise to buy a modem based on this technology? In fact, we must say that according to the situation of the Internet in Iran, it will be almost no difference for the majority of users, but in developed countries, using this new standard, they will have a better experience.
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Source: How To Geek