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




Getting a 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 the 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 have figured out how to solve this problem.

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

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

In their laboratory tests, researchers recorded that 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 the additional routers, the data could be transferred at 10 times faster speed.

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

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