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Wi-Fi 7 Vs. 6E: How Much Better Is 7?
How-To Geek, Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
Wi-Fi 7 is a major step up over Wi-Fi 6E and has improvements in pretty much every aspect, including data speeds, latency, and reliability.

Wi-Fi 7 is the newest Wi-Fi standard that brings significant performance improvements. But as it's still in its infancy, does it make sense to upgrade to Wi-Fi 7 or opt for the relatively more common Wi-Fi 6E?

What Is Wi-Fi 6E?

Wi-Fi 6E is a variant of the Wi-Fi 6 standard, which can use the 6GHz frequency band in addition to the conventional 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. But it's not an entirely new standard and is also based on the same IEEE 802.11ax protocol as Wi-Fi 6. This is why the E in Wi-Fi 6E stands for 'extended.'

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