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Reversal: Intel Confirms Windows 10 Also Supports Wi-Fi 7

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Reversal: Intel Confirms Windows 10 Also Supports Wi-Fi 7

Reversal: Intel Confirms Windows 10 Also Supports Wi-Fi 7.

Last month, there was a document circulating on the internet that hinted at the possibility of Intel and Microsoft limiting support for Wi-Fi 7 to Windows 11 and later versions.

This document was a product specification sheet that listed Windows 11, Linux, and ChromeOS in the supported operating systems, leading us to speculate that Windows 10 might not support the latest Wi-Fi standard.


However, it appears that this is not the case, as Intel has now confirmed that Windows 10 will also support Wi-Fi 7.

While Intel has not made an official statement on this matter, the company has listed the specifications for two Wi-Fi 7 modules on its website: Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 and Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE202, codenamed Gale Peak 2 and Misty Peak, respectively.

Both of these devices support Windows 10, in addition to Windows 11 and Linux. Interestingly, ChromeOS is not mentioned this time.


If you’re wondering what Wi-Fi 7 brings to the table, the simplest answer is faster speeds, reaching up to 2.4 times faster than Wi-Fi 6E and approximately 4.8 times faster than Wi-Fi 6.

Wi-Fi 6 had a maximum theoretical data transfer rate of around 9.6 Gbps, while Wi-Fi 7 boasts approximately 46.1 Gbps, with double the bandwidth (320 MHz channels compared to Wi-Fi 6’s 160 MHz channels).

It will follow the IEEE P802.11be standard, known to achieve extremely high throughput (EHT) and lower latency.

Gale Peak 2 follows in the footsteps of Intel’s Harrison Peak 2 (Wi-Fi 6) and Garfield Peak (Wi-Fi 6E).

The physical dimensions of these Wi-Fi 7 modules are the same as M.2 2230 and 1216.

The table below provides a comparison between the new Wi-Fi 7, Wi-Fi 6/6E, and Wi-Fi 5:


Reversal: Intel Confirms Windows 10 Also Supports Wi-Fi 7



Wi-Fi 7 promises to revolutionize wireless connectivity with its blazing speed and enhanced performance, making it a significant advancement in the world of networking technology.


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