Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gigabit Wifi coming soon

The Wi-Fi Alliance, a global organization that ensures the interoperability of Wi-Fi technologies, began certifying so-called "ac" devices on July 20, 2013. The new standard is called "802.11ac" will have speeds of up to 1.3 Gigabits per second.

Since few devices are currently on the market with the new standard, pricing is much higher than standard WiFi devices. Netgear's R6200 WiFi access point starts at $160.00 at Best Buy.

Before considering a purchase, consider operational gains are mostly applicable to the streaming of large files across a WiFi network, such as videos and sound files.

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