Wi-Fi Like Never Before

What is WiFi 7?

WiFi 7 is the upcoming WiFi standard, also known as IEEE 802.11be Extremely High Throughput (EHT). It works across all three bands (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz) to fully utilize spectrum resources. While WiFi 6 was built in response to the growing number of devices in the world, WiFi 7's goal is to deliver astounding speeds for every device with greater efficiency. If you're struggling with constant buffering, lag, or congestion, a WiFi 7 router may be your best solution.

WiFi 7 introduces 320 MHz ultra-wide bandwidth, 4096-QAM, Multi-RU, and Multi-Link Operation to provide speeds 4.8× faster than WiFi 6 and 13× faster than WiFi 5. Unlock more scenarios than ever before.

Extremely High Throughput up to 46 Gbps

  • 802.11be

    46 Gbps

  • 802.11ax

    9.6 Gbps

  • 802.11ac

    6.9 Gbps

PHY Number of data subcarriers Coding rate Bits/symbol Time per OFDM symbol
(0.8μs GI)
1SS 4SS 8SS 16SS
802.11ax 1960 (160 MHz) ×5/6 × log2(1024) ÷ 13.6 μs 1.2 Gbps 4.8 Gbps 9.6 Gbps N/A
802.11be 3920 (320 MHz) ×5/6 × log2(4096) ÷ 13.6 μs 2.88 Gbps 11.52 Gbps 23.04 Gbps 46.08 Gbps

What WiFi 7 Offers?

With the upcoming 7th generation of WiFi, the ultimate online experience will be unleashed.

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    4.8× Faster

    WiFi 7 accelerates throughput up to 46 Gbps.

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    100× Lower Latency*

    Worst Case Latency is 100× better compared to WiFi 6 with 15× better AR/VR performance.

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    5× Network Capacity*

    With 320 MHz and MLO (Multi-Link Operation), WiFi 7 provides up to 5× greater capacity than WiFi 6.

What’s Different from the Previous Generations?

Although WiFi 6 provided 37% faster speeds, it was not as impactful as the 10-fold rate increase that WiFi 5 brought. The difference stemmed from the original intention of the WiFi 6 project, which aimed to improve efficiency rather than data rates. WiFi 7, on the other hand, is designed for a generation of higher throughput.

WiFi 7 makes giant strides in throughput — 480% more than previous generations. Thanks to backward compatibility a WiFi 7 router opens up your entire home to the latest online experiences.

  WiFi 5 WiFi 6 WiFi 6E WiFi 7
Launch date 2013 2019 2021 2024 (expected)
IEEE standard 802.11ac 802.11ax 802.11ax 802.11be
Max data rate 3.5 Gbps 9.6 Gbps 9.6 Gbps 46 Gbps
Bands 5 GHz 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz
Channel size 20, 40, 80, 80+80, 160 MHz 20, 40, 80, 80+80, 160 MHz 20, 40, 80, 80+80, 160 MHz Up to 320 MHz
Modulation 256-QAM OFDM 1024-QAM OFDMA 1024-QAM sOFDMA 4096-QAM OFDMA
(with extensions)
MIMO 4×4 MIMO DL MIMO 8×8 UL/DL MU-MIMO 8×8 UL/DL MU-MIMO 16×16 UL/DL MU-MIMO
RU / RU RU Multi-RUs
MAC / / / MLO

How Does WiFi 7 Work?

These exciting enhancements and major lifestyle changes are made possible by WiFi 7's innovative technologies. All these breakthroughs will help the digital age to enjoy even more eye-opening experiences.

Double the Width, Double the Speed

Up to 320 MHz on 6 GHz

WiFi 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.

 
 

Double the Streams, Double the Capacity

16 × 16 MU-MIMO

To meet the growing traffic demands generated by the increasing number of WiFi devices, APs have continued to increase the number of antennas and improve spatial multiplexing capabilities. WiFi 7 increases the number of spatial streams from 8 to 16. The theoretical physical transmission rate is thus doubled compared with WiFi 6. With WiFi 7's 16 streams, every device has enough bandwidth to run smoothly.

Packs 120% Data for Higher Speeds

4K-QAM

To further enhance peak rates, WiFi 7 adopts a higher-order modulation scheme: 4096-QAM. This enables each symbol to carry 12 bits rather than 10 bits, which means 20% higher theoretical transmission rates than WiFi 6’s 1024-QAM. A higher transmission rate allows users to obtain higher transmission efficiency. Now you can watch flawless 4K/8K videos, play massive online games without lag, or live stream from your home computer. With 4096-QAM, streaming just got that much better.

10 bits/symbol

12 bits/symbol

User 1

User 2

Not Used

User 1

User 2

Multi-RUs

Makes Full Use of Every Resource

Multi-RU

With WiFi 6, each user can only send or receive frames on an assigned resource unit (RU), which significantly limits the flexibility of the spectrum resource scheduling. To solve this problem and further enhance spectral efficiency, WiFi 7 allows multiple RUs to be assigned to a single user and can combine RUs for increased transmission efficiency.

No Waste, No Congestion

Preamble Puncturing

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.

Without Preamble Puncturing

Unavailable

These channels are wasted

With Preamble Puncturing

Puncturing

These channels are available

Single Link

Multi-Link

or

Higher Speed, Lower Latency, More Reliable

Multi-Link Operation

Traditional WiFi devices use a single link to transmit data. With Multi-Link Operation (MLO), WiFi 7 enables devices to simultaneously send and receive data across different frequency bands and channels to increase throughput, reduce latency, and improve reliability for emerging applications like VR/AR, online gaming, remote offices, and cloud computing.

WiFi 7 Applications

 

A Real Upgrade for Businesses

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, WiFi 7 is key.

Run a lag-free meeting across time zones with global partners and hash out ideas. Telecommute from home with WiFi 7, so you waste no time loading things from the cloud.

The higher efficiency of the next generation of WiFi will bring huge value to your business.

 

An Unstoppable Stream of Entertainment

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 WiFi 7.

When everyone starts exploring the Metaverse, you’ll be ready.

 

A Revolution in the Intelligent Lifestyle

WiFi 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, WiFi 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.

Who Needs WiFi 7?

Pioneers of Tomorrow

Experience the most cutting-edge technology

 
 

Future-minded Entrepreneurs

More efficient and fluid work experiences

Lifestyle Reformers

Smarter and more powerful home networks

 
 

Professional Technicians

Learn and research the latest technology and products

Enterprise IT Ops

More economical and advanced solutions

 
 

Gamers

Unparalleled gaming experiences

TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Products

Wi-Fi Routers

  • Archer BE900

    Archer BE900

    BE24000 Quad-Band Wi-Fi 7 Router

    Coming Soon
  • Archer BE800

    Archer BE800

    BE19000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 7 Router

    Coming Soon
  • Archer GE800

    Archer GE800

    BE19000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 7 Gaming Router

    Coming Soon
  • Archer BE550

    Archer BE550

    BE9300 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 7 Router

    Coming Soon

Deco

  • Deco BE95

    Deco BE95

    BE33000 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 7 System

    Coming Soon
  • Deco BE85

    Deco BE85

    BE22000 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 7 System

    Coming Soon
  • Deco BE65

    Deco BE65

    BE11000 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 7 System

    Coming Soon

Access Points

  • Omada EAP780

    Omada EAP780

    BE22000 Ceiling Mount Tri-Band Wi-Fi 7 Access Point

    Coming Soon
  • Omada EAP770

    Omada EAP770

    BE11000 Ceiling Mount Tri-Band Wi-Fi 7 Access Point

    Coming Soon

*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.

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