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Mark in Georgia asked: “We have “2 Gibabyte” fiber which we’re very happy with. With WiFi we get about 600mbps. The router however, if I plug directly into it will probably give us 2 gigabyte. With the advent of WiFi 6 and WiFi 7 coming, what are the advantages of these – both in the current time period and in the future?”
Mark, all that WiFi 6 and WiFi 7 really offer is better speeds.
In the case of WiFi 6 and 6E you can get that better speed today, and it will be speeds up to 10gbps. In the case of WiFi 7, youll have to wait a couple of years and you can expect the limit to be around 40gbps.
In your case in particular, youre wasting money every month by paying for the connection youre paying for, since you seem to be limited to something in the neighborhood of 802.11n speeds.
You can probably pay less every month and get the same real world speeds youre getting now, but if you actually wanted to get faster speeds you could look at a WiFi 6E router.
Realistically, almost no users need 2gbps today, so theres not much reason to spend money on the newer hardware, but if youre paying already you might as well wait that .2 seconds less for something to load.
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