Fight that urge to have the best. The truth is that 4K TVs are more than enough at the distances that people sit from their TVs at current screen sizes. For 8K TVs to have a noticeable benefit, you are talking about 110-130 inch TVs since the sweet spot for 4K TVs is around 55-65 inches. Even if 8K technology is the same cost as 4K tech is now in X number of years, that is a very expensive TV.I just upgraded my entire home to WiFi 6. It's fast, REALLY fast!
I don't see a need to transfer very large files any faster with WiFi 7 at the moment.
I'm sure, however, new TV's with 8k and poor content support will be the standard soon.
But that will not be cheap to do since end device must now have 3 radio chips. Which maybe for a laptop might be a possibility but I wonder if they will give up the space it takes on cell phone cpu die.Actually, if you can use all three bands simultaneously, then you get the coverage of 2.4Ghz, at low speed in addition to the five meter high speed interface.
Agreed. But two radios are baseline. Adding the simultaneous use should not significantly use space. The top end phones will get the three radios just to appeal to the FOMO crowd.But that will not be cheap to do since end device must now have 3 radio chips. Which maybe for a laptop might be a possibility but I wonder if they will give up the space it takes on cell phone cpu die.
Not sure what you mean. Most end devices only have 1 radio chip that can change frequencies but it can't actually run both frequencies at the same time.Agreed. But two radios are baseline. Adding the simultaneous use should not significantly use space. The top end phones will get the three radios just to appeal to the FOMO crowd.
I saw your message just after posting mine. Did you ever see a jump in your wifi5 devices after moving to a wifi6 router? I'm in the same type of neighborhood, and I was hoping the coloring implementation would help legacy devices also, but I could never find a clear answer.New higher wifi bands are essential for those of us who live in densely populated neighborhoods. I can see approx. 30 neighbors on the wifi 5/6 bands and another approx. 30 on the 2.4 band. So I had to upgrade to the 6E 6Ghz band just to get decent transfers speeds between my computers.
I hesitate to post about this topic since I don't want to make the situation any worse than it already is. In my area, the major internet providers have started offering new modem/router devices to those who prefer to rent their equipment. These devices, from a company I won't name so as not to give them additional publicity, contain 6 antennas and emit a HUGE signal. Most of them are using the 5.7GHz wifi 6 band with a few in the 5.1GHz wifi 5 band. I have signals coming into my house from across the street that are just as strong as the signal coming from my own non-isp router in the back room of my house. So I had no choice but to move up to 6E where at the moment I have the entire 6.1GHz bandwidth to myself. In this limited way, there is one less device on the 5/6 bands because of 6E, so yeah, they're right about that. But if you're really interested in improved performance, you have to be the one who moves up to the higher bands; you can't wait for your neighbors or their ISPs to do it. It will take years for enough people to move out of the 5GHz bands to make a performance difference.I saw your message just after posting mine. Did you ever see a jump in your wifi5 devices after moving to a wifi6 router? I'm in the same type of neighborhood, and I was hoping the coloring implementation would help legacy devices also, but I could never find a clear answer.
Good catch. This brings to mind the draft-N routers sold back in the day when the 802.11n spec (aka WiFi 4) was still not finalized yet products were selling with whatever draft spec existed at the time of design. Speeds varied greatly depending on when in the 802.11n development timeline the product was designed.Unless I missed it, you missed one of the most important details: Wi-Fi 7/802.11be has not been finalized yet: "a final version expected by early 2024" (according to Wikipedia).
I've done that for my phone, but it's all the other devices that are the issue. I was hoping that the wifi6 routers would be able to use coloring to at least filter out the unknown wifi5 devices. I ended up getting a wifi6 router and setting up an ethernet backhaul <cough>ethernet drop out a window from second floor to first</cough>. That seems to have helped.But if you're really interested in improved performance, you have to be the one who moves up to the higher bands; you can't wait for your neighbors or their ISPs to do it. It will take years for enough people to move out of the 5GHz bands to make a performance difference.
Wi-Fi 6 just came out a few years ago, but Wi-Fi 7 is here to boost performance and network reliability.
Wi-Fi 7 is Coming: Here’s What You Need to Know : Read more
You really should actually read the threads you hijack. Wifi7 is not going to be a official thing until 2024 so any equipment manufactured before the standard is finalized may not work with the official equipment. This happened with 802.11n when they produced "draft" equipment that did not fully function with the official standard equipment. So you might see some routers in early 2024 but end devices like cell phones etc will not likely be around until 2025. You are just starting to see wifi6e stuff be more common and that has been official for over 2 years.Just saw the great post, But I am kinda on the bleeding edge of what can I do. So.... I am moving and looking for a better solution then wiring my house. Not paying for 10GB switches then linking them to other rooms where other computers/ servers might me. So am I crazy or what. I was looking at orbi 6GE but it has great wifi speeds but only a 2.5GB Ethernet port . Am I head of my time but I am looking for a wifi to wifi bridge and maybe a a wifi to direct ethernet that can handle 10gb or even 2.5GB. Can I get a dongle at least? Maybe PCIE 10GB to dongle or bridge?
Imagine a WAN (2 separate locations even in the same home / local) over WIFI with 10GB or at least 2.5gb with bridge? With WIFI 7 or eve 6E this should be possible but I see no solutions. I understand I am doing this for my house and many servers that I dont want in the laundry room and dont want to run copper. FYI been doing this for 30+ years and excited if something new can make a differece.
I have seen over the many years from wifi a the b then g the a/g. I currently work in a company that is high tech with fiber / san / vsan / WAN ... ect... but for someone who has home servers and wants fast connections to his SAN (not san fiber obviously direct connect) / iscsi with wifi might now be possible!!!
Eager to hear how to do this. Router / AP one area. Servers in another area WIFI (fastest speed)/with switch) Then to get 10GPB or even 2.5GB bridged? The Tech seems to be there per Toms hardware and other sites as wifi 7 but I don't think anyone in implementing it.
Sorry Im a tech nerd for over 30+years