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Belkin Announces Entry Into 802.11ac Wireless Networking Market

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Belkin International, creators of people-inspired products and technology solutions, today announced plans to become one of the first to market with a line of wireless dual-band routers supporting the new 802.11ac wireless networking standard. New Belkin products will feature Broadcom's fifth generation (5G WiFi) 802.11ac chips, which enable speeds up to three times faster than existing 802.11n technology.

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Are those 802.11ac going to became garbage, now that the 802.11-2012 standard was approved?? As far as I know .11b and .11ac are only drafts specs, but the .11-2012 is the real deal. Speeds are also faster on the latest standard...
 
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802.11ac is still very relevant.
802.11-2012, is actually just a consolidation of a bunch of previous revisions (k, r, y, n, w, p, z, v, u, s) based on the 2007 standard.

.ac is still newer, and still provides higher bandwidth (Gigabit+) over the 5GHz band as opposed to .mb/-2012 (600Mb) which deals with signalling enhancements and enabling the 3.65-3.7GHz band (this was actually 802.11y, which was merged into the -2012 document)
 
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and it would last mabye 6 hours.... sis had a belkin that only lasted less then a day...

if you get it enjoy the speed for 10 minutes and then *poof*