MegaMIMO 2.0 — MIT Finds A Way To Make Your Wi-Fi 10 Times Faster


faster free wifiShort Bytes: A team of MIT researchers thinks that they have figured out a way to improve the wireless data transfer speed up to 10 times in crowded areas. With the help of an approach called MegaMIMO 2.0, the researchers have reduced the signal interference. Now, they are contacting companies to discuss the potential for commercialization of this technology.

Admit it, getting high-speed Wi-Fi at a public place like some sporting event or airport is a tough task. Due to multiple routers installed to provide internet access to everyone, there’s a high chance of interference.

However, the researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory think that they’ve figured out how to solve this problem.

A team of MIT researchers has published a paper that describes a method to manage these networks and cause the routers to collaborate better. This has been done by developing an algorithm that allows multiple routers to send information on the same spectrum without causing any interference, reported CNNMoney.

Team’s research paper details an approach named MegaMIMO 2.0. MIMO is a common term in wireless networking that stands for ‘multiple input, multiple output’.

In their laboratory tests, researchers recorded about 3.3 times fast and improved Wi-Fi speed. One of these MIT researchers, Ezzeldin Hussein Hamed, said that if the team has tested with additional routers, the data could be transferred at 10 times faster speed.

“This can enable some things that never could’ve been done before,” Hamed said.

Interestingly, this research team from MIT is looking for ways to commercialize this technology to help it reach to the common people. Fingers crossed.


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Also Read: How To Find Free Wi-Fi Hotspots Anywhere In The World — 6 Ways

Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

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