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Old 05-01-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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802.11AC - Next gen wireless standard

It looks like the next gen wireless tech is in progreess and starting to come out. Netgear just released the first router supporting AC.

NETGEAR Announces the R6300 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Router based on Broadcom’s 802.11ac router platform delivering Internet Speeds Up To Three Times Faster than 802.11n

NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the availability of the NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router; the first 802.11ac dual band gigabit WiFi router enabling 5th generation WiFi (5G WiFi) at gigabit speeds. The router is also backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n which provides optimum interoperability with legacy WiFi devices.
It should be approved by the 802.11 working group by late next year according to wikipedia.

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Old 05-05-2012, 03:53 AM   #2
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Re: 802.11AC - Next gen wireless standard

And my ISP is yet still at 30 MBPS... even though I am using the N version of Wifi
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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Re: 802.11AC - Next gen wireless standard

I like the specs for 802.11A...

It should open up nicely now that it's being adopted.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:50 PM   #4
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Re: 802.11AC - Next gen wireless standard

This will be a good thing long term. My workstation is hardwired to the server (for backups etc.). My wife's goes over 802.11N, which is ok, but backups are a bit slower.
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