Why the Acer Wave 7 Wi-Fi 7 Mesh Router is a Game Changer for Home Networks

edited June 27 in PC Tech

Let’s begin today’s journey with two words: Wireless Fidelity. Most likely you’ll be more familiar with the term Wi-Fi, the technology you’re probably using to access this article. Whether you’re at home or in the office, hopefully you have an up-to-date, high-quality Wi-Fi connection to your wireless local area network (WLAN). Changes are coming, in the form of Wi-Fi 7, the fastest, most efficient wireless internet connection yet.  In this article we’ll be discussing how to get onboard and make the most of Wi-Fi 7 with a Wi-Fi 7 mesh router. Read on to discover more about what Wi-Fi 7 will bring, as well as the best mesh router, ​Click here to enter text.​Acer’s Wave 7

Do I need a mesh router? 

Before we delve into Wi-Fi 7, you may be wondering what is a mesh router? Before we answer this question, let’s think first about your Wi-Fi router’s performance at home or work. Does the strength of your Wi-Fi connection vary in different parts of your house or office space? Regular Wi-Fi routers often struggle with multi-level properties, where concrete and brick walls or ceilings can negatively impact connectivity. Maybe you even have a router on each floor of your property, necessitating switching networks as you move between floors? If these regular router-based headaches sound familiar, then a Wi-Fi mesh router may be just what you need.

A Wi-Fi mesh router can be thought of as a mesh, net, or blanket that covers every nook and cranny of your home or office. This mesh ensures that you have a reliable, stable, and strong Wi-Fi connection, even if you’re far from the router. It works like this: the main mesh router is supported by a team of nodes to extend Wi-Fi coverage by rebroadcasting the Wi-Fi signal. With these nodes, your devices stay connected to the strongest signal, eliminating the need to switch between networks manually. If you’re still on the fence, then here’s a more detailed explanation of mesh Wi-Fi to help you make up your mind.

What is Wi-Fi 7? 

Depending on where you were in the world, most folks first came into contact with wireless internet around the late 1990s or early 2000s. Since the formation of the Wi-Fi alliance in 1999, and the release of the 802.11b standard (up to 11Mbps), Wi-Fi speeds have grown faster and faster through successive generations of Wi-Fi.  

Today we’re at the dawn of the 7th generation of Wi-Fi, aptly named Wi-Fi 7. With theoretical maximum speeds of up to 46 Gbps, Wi-Fi 7 builds upon the Wi-Fi 6 frequencies of 2.4GHz, 5 GHz, and 6GHz. Wi-Fi 7 has 320 MHz channels, delivering 2X higher throughput than its predecessor. On top of this, Multi-Link Operation (MLO) in Wi-Fi 7 allows devices to transmit and receive data simultaneously over multiple links. This significantly boosts reliability and increases efficiency, while minimizing latency and interference. 

Acer Wave 7 Wi-Fi mesh router

Coming to a home or office near you in Q2 of 2024 in North America, and in EMEA this July, the Wave 7 will be priced around $130 (1 pack), $215 (2 pack), and $320 (3 pack or €119 (1 pack), €199 (2 pack), and €299 (3 pack). Let’s take a look at the tech-specs:

  • Wi-Fi Technology: Wi-Fi 7 (802.11BE) 
  • Processor: IPQ5312+QCN6422 
  • Memory: RAM 512 MB / Storage 512 MB 
  • Band Support: 2.4 and 5 GHz/ 2.4 and 6 GHz  
  • Speed and Performance: Up to 6400 Mbps 
  • Mesh Network: Multi-Link Mesh 
  • Features: Hybrid QoS compatible with Intel® Killer™ Prioritization Engine 
  • Connectivity: 2.5 Gbps, 1 Gbps (x3) Ethernet Ports 
  • Capacity: Support MU-MIMO, 320 MHz and MLO  
  • Security: TrendMicro Home Network Security 
  • Power Adapter: 12V/1.5A  
  • Button: WPS/Mesh

A seamless solution

The Acer Wave 7 Wi-Fi mesh router provides a hassle-free, high-performance Wi-Fi 7 connectivity solution for expanded coverage in households with multiple devices. Available in single, double and triple-packs, the Wave 7 mesh router will grow with your family or business, adding flexibility and coverage to your home or office network. The Wave 7 Wi-Fi mesh router is purpose-built for modern living, guaranteeing seamless, uninterrupted browsing, gaming and streaming throughout your space.

Connected and interlinked

Tapping into the state-of-the-art Wi-Fi 7 standard, Wave 7 utilizes 320 MHz channel support and MLO technology. MLO allows devices to transmit and receive data simultaneously across different frequencies. This significantly boosts throughput, minimizes latency, and reduces interference, optimizing your home or office connection. Based upon users’ needs, the Acer Wave 7 is available in two configuration combos of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, or 2.4 GHz and 6 GHz.

Supported and secure 

Featuring three ethernet ports for direct connections, Acer Wave 7 is also supported by Hybrid QoS. This is a powerful bandwidth management solution that seamlessly prioritizes applications and devices connected to the network. This feature supports ultra-smooth video calls, as well as high-bandwidth devices. Finally, when you get online with Wave 7, you can connect with peace of mind, as the mesh router comes with a lifetime subscription of Trend Micro Home Network Security, and built-in WPA encryption.

Why should I get a Wi-Fi mesh router?

As we mentioned above, if variable connectivity is a thorn in your side, then a Wi-Fi mesh router can eliminate dead zones, providing consistent connectivity in every room. If you require an uninterrupted Wi-Fi connection, as well as the potential to expand your coverage by simply adding another node, then mesh Wi-Fi is a no-brainer. On top of the flexible, complete coverage that mesh Wi-Fi offers, set-up is relatively easy, and the network can be managed via a smartphone app.

Mesh Wi-Fi also supports secure connectivity, with WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encryption and other home network security solutions built into many modern mesh routers. For seamless connectivity with minimal hassle, forget extenders and multiple networks, mesh Wi-Fi simplifies and optimizes your connection.

The takeaway

We hope that you’ve enjoyed today’s foray into the future of Wi-Fi routers, and Acer’s Wave 7 Wi-Fi mesh router. Get ahead of the curve, and make Wi-Fi dead zones history this year with the Wave 7 mesh router. If you require a seamless, secure Wi-Fi solution for your home or office, that also offers flexibility and coverage to add to your network, check out the Wave 7 Wi-Fi mesh router, released in Q2 of 2024 in North America, and in EMEA in July.

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Edmund is an English copywriter based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. He is a widely published writer and translator with two decades of experience in the field of bridging linguistic and cultural gaps between Chinese and English.


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