Wi-Fi speeds could triple and range double thanks to MIT breakthrough

Researchers at MIT claim to have created a network-boosting technology that could triple the speed of Wi-Fi and double its range. The MIT team has devised a system that can overcome Wi-Fi bandwidth constraints that stem from the limited spectrum available for carrying data to and from devices wirelessly. The researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) developed a new set of signal-processing algorithms which allow multiple routers, and other wireless access points, to concurrently transmit data to multiple receivers, using the same frequency and without interference. The researchers outline the method, called MegaMIMO 2.0, in a new paper detailing real-time distributed multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, which they claim can move data three times faster than existing routers and double their range. While such systems…


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