Chinese hardware manufacturer H3C has launched the “world’s first Wi-Fi 7 router”, the Magic BE18000. Even though Wi-Fi 7 still has not been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance, that doesn’t seem to bother H3C too much.
The H3C Magic BE18000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 7 Router (opens in new tab) is a wireless router that adopts Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) tech on a 6GHz band that can provide download speeds up to a ridiculous 18,443Mbps. That’s significantly faster than even the recently released Wi-Fi 6, which maxes out at 9.6Gbps. It also looks like Bastion’s head (opens in new tab) from Overwatch, which I consider a plus.
Wi-Fi 7 is expected to deliver a considerable speed advantage over Wi-Fi 6 (nearly double) since its new 6GHz bands support 320MHz ultra-large bandwidth, a benefit for home streaming and gaming.