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
|PHY||Number of data subcarriers||Coding rate||Bits/symbol||Time per OFDM symbol
|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.
WiFi 7 accelerates throughput up to 46 Gbps.
100× Lower Latency*
Worst Case Latency is 100× better compared to WiFi 6 with 15× better AR/VR performance.
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)|
|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
|MIMO||4×4 MIMO DL MIMO||8×8 UL/DL MU-MIMO||8×8 UL/DL MU-MIMO||16×16 UL/DL MU-MIMO|
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
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.
Makes Full Use of Every Resource
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
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
These channels are wasted
With Preamble Puncturing
These channels are available
Higher Speed, Lower Latency, More Reliable
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
More efficient and fluid work experiences
Smarter and more powerful home networks
Learn and research the latest technology and products
Enterprise IT Ops
More economical and advanced solutions
Unparalleled gaming experiences
TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Products
Deco Mesh Systems
*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.