So we will get a GWN7660E with 2 antenna for 2.4 and 3 for 5.0 GHz radio based on Mediatek MT7976N MT7981BA chipset. The question is: Why?

=> Looking at the chipset description future GWN WiFi 6E might use this chipset family, too.

From the description:

The GWN7660E is an enterprise-grade Wi-Fi 6 access point that allows businesses to build next-generation Wi-Fi networks for high-density environ­ ments. It offers 2x2:2 MU-MIMO technology on the 2.4G band and 3x3:2 MU-MIMO on the 5G band as well as a sophisticated antenna design and uses XTRA Range technology with beamforming for maximum network throughput and expanded Wi-Fi coverage range.To ensure easy installation and management, the GWN7660E uses a controller-less distributed network management design in which the controller is embedded within the product’s Web user interface. The GWN7660E is also supported by GWN.Cloud and GWN Manager, Grandstream’s cloud and on-premise Wi-Fi management platform. It is the ideal Wi-Fi AP for voice- over-Wi-Fi deployments and offers a seamless connection with Grandstream’s Wi-Fi capable IP phones. With support for advanced QoS, low-latency real-time applications, mesh networks, captive portals, 256 concurrent clients per AP and Gigabit network ports with PoE/PoE+, GWN7660E is an ideal Wi-Fi access point for medium wireless network deployments with medium-to-high user density.


best ask grandstream.


You are questioning the design, but the question of “why?”, is too broad and lacks context of what the concern is. Can you elaborate?


Well, Grandstream already offers access points with multiple radio configurations based on Qualcomm chipsets I think

  • GWN7660: 2x2:2 + 2x2:2
  • GWN7662: 2x2:2 + 4x4:4
  • GWN7664: 4x4:4 + 4x4:4

Now an additional GWN7660E with 2x2:2 + 3x3:2. As I already added above, the Mediatek chipset family being used in GWN7660E can already be used for WiFi 6E Access points. As soon as the GWN7660E is available I’ll get one and test how it performs. Looking forward to it.


Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Certificate for GWN7660E:


The GWN7660E’s chipset choice hints at potential future WiFi 6E adoption, aligning with its high-density enterprise-grade features and management flexibility.