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Meta Quest: VR Air Bridge details leak for Oculus VR headsets

The Quest 2 could gain a VR Air Bridge for improved wireless connectivity with a PC. (Image source: Remy Gieling)
The Quest 2 could gain a VR Air Bridge for improved wireless connectivity with a PC. (Image source: Remy Gieling)
It appears that Meta is considering expanding the functionality of Oculus Air Link for at least the Quest 2. Dubbed the VR Air Bridge, the USB adapter should minimise latency when wirelessly connecting the Quest 2, and perhaps even the rumoured Quest 2 Pro, to a PC.

Meta may be preparing to launch a Quest 2 Pro this year, but it is not done with the Quest 2 yet. Based on a manual uploaded to Manuals+, the company plans to expand Air Link, a feature that allows the Quest 2 to connect to a PC wirelessly. Theoretically, Air Link should work well, but the experience varies depending on Wi-Fi speed. Alternatives to Air Link exist, like ALVR and Virtual Desktop, although they all operate on the same principles.

As the screenshot below shows, D-Link and Meta have developed the DWA-F18, a 'VR Air Bridge' that builds on Air Link. Specifically, the VR Air Bridge is a USB adapter that would allow a Quest 2 and a PC to communicate over Wi-Fi 6 without needing a Wi-Fi 6 router. UploadVR notes that the VR Air Bridge resembles the DWA-X1850, a Wi-Fi 6 USB Adapter that supports up to 1800 Mbps connections.

Additionally, the Quick Start Guide stresses that the VR Air Bridge should be within line of sight with the VR headset, at desk height and placed vertically in its companion stand. Also, Meta has optimised Quest Link Software for the VR Air Bridge. Unfortunately, it remains unclear when Meta will announce the VR Air Bridge, nor how much it will cost. Potentially, the device could debut alongside the Quest 2 Pro, which is expected to launch in 2H 2022.

(Image source: Manuals+)
(Image source: Manuals+)

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Manuals+ via UploadVR, Remy Gieling - Image credit

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Alex Alderson, 2022-04-22 (Update: 2022-04-22)