Items tagged with wi-fi 7

For all the advances that have been made in wireless technologies, at times it still feels like we’re stuck in the stone age of connectivity. However, with the advancements in mobile, 5G and WiFi technologies, that's beginning to change. At Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm introduced its FastConnect 7900 Mobile... Read more...
An Australian-based wireless technology company has possibly set a new Wi-Fi transmission record of 1.8 miles while maintaining sufficient throughput for a video call. What's impressive besides the range is that this demonstration was done in a real world interference-laden setting and what this could mean for... Read more...
We sure have come a long way since the days of dial-up internet access, which for you young folk, was really, really slow compared to what's available today. As in, you were boss level if you upgraded to a 56.6K baud modem, and achieved god-tier status if you were one of the first to jump aboard DSL or cable. And now?... Read more...
TP-Link is pushing out a new Wi-Fi 7 router, the Archer BE550 (model BE9300) that it hopes will put upgrading to the latest wireless protocol "within affordability range of the typical tech consumer." That doesn't mean it's cheap—you're looking at dropping $299.99 for this thing. But it's at least on par with high-end... Read more...
Ready or not, Wi-Fi 7 is coming to supercharge multi-device homes with cutting-edge connectivity that aims to significantly speed up connections and reduce latency. Netgear was one of the first to start pushing out consumer Wi-Fi 7 routers, most recently with its Orbi 970 series. Now Amazon is following suit with its... Read more...
Netgear has a new flagship wireless router and it's called the Orbi 970, which is actually a mesh router system based on Wi-Fi 7 (otherwise known as 802.11be). In terms of combined bandwidth, the quad-band Orbi 970 series delivers speeds of up 27Gbps and up to 10,000 square feet of coverage to ensure no dead spots in... Read more...
Netgear just strutted into the home networking scene proud as a peacock with what it claims is the world's first Wi-Fi 7 router, the Nighthawk RS700. In doing so, your fancy Wi-Fi 6E you just upgraded to is now obsolete—sorry! Just kidding (sort of). Anyone rocking a Wi-Fi 6E or Wi-Fi 6 network shouldn't feel... Read more...
MediaTek has upgraded its portfolio with a new flagship system-on-chip (SoC) for Android devices, the Dimensity 9200. This supplants the Dimensity 9000 and the clock-boosted Dimensity 9000+ as the fastest-performing mobile chip solution on tap from MediaTek, and with it comes some additional goodies, such as support... Read more...
Intel and Broadcom have demonstrated cross-vendor interoperability of Wi-Fi 7 for the first time. The Wi-Fi 7 standard is poised to bring consumers bandwidth in excess of 5 gigabits per second over the air. The demonstration was performed by Intel’s Wireless CTO Carlos Cordeiro and Broadcom Vice President of... Read more...
It's been a long time since the wireless market felt stagnant. There's been some rapid fire advances in wireless technologies, and while you may not be on Wi-Fi 6E or even Wi-Fi 6 yet, work is already under way to bring Wi-Fi 7 solutions to market. To that end, Qualcomm today announced its Wi-Fi 7 capable Networking... Read more...
It never fails when it comes to technology—as soon as you upgrade to the latest and greatest thing, a new and better thing crashes the party. Right now that new thing is Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be), a next-generation wireless standard that is officially off the ground (sort of) with Broadcom sampling complete end-to-end... Read more...
Qualcomm is making at splash at Mobile World Congress with what it claims is the world's first and fastest commercial Wi-Fi 7 solution. The next-gen wireless standard is baked into its FastConnect 7800 mobile connectivity subsystem, which is intended to bring advanced Wi-Fi technologies and next-generation Dual... Read more...
Wi-Fi is fast these days. The current state of the art, known as Wi-Fi 6E, can top 1Gbps for multiple clients at once in real-world applications, not just on highly-theoretical spec sheets. It's no replacement for Ethernet yet, but refinements in real-world performance have been the target of the last several... Read more...