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NETGEAR Introduces Industry's First 802.11ac WiFi Router

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NETGEAR, Inc., 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.

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IEEE 802.11ac sounds great to me. As long as this is a real finalized standard not some interim protocol to get product out the door. I’d really like to have something faster then 802.11n but I would also need a few mPCIe IEEE 802.11ac cards to go with the Netgear R6300 router for use in laptops and PC tablets.

Current generation phones and closed devices like Android / iOS devises will receive no speed benefits from this though,…
 
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yes, a lot of ac routers out there. How about PC adapters???
 

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As long as this is a real finalized standard not some interim protocol to get product out the door.
It takes quite some time to finalize this stuff. N wasn't official until 2009 I think. From Wikipedia, based on this:

"Standard finalization is anticipated in late 2012, with final 802.11 Working Group approval in late 2013."

I see no problem with them releasing products this early though as long as they provide an advantage, which they do.
 

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glad to see wifi speeds slowly increasing, wifi N 300 is still 'new' and yet its easily overshadowed by the near antique 100Mb wired ethernet connections, let along gigabit
 
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finally an ac router with gigabit ports
 
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It takes quite some time to finalize this stuff. N wasn't official until 2009 I think. From Wikipedia, based on this:

"Standard finalization is anticipated in late 2012, with final 802.11 Working Group approval in late 2013."

I see no problem with them releasing products this early though as long as they provide an advantage, which they do.
I knew someone was going to say that,….. ;)

OK, fine, as long as the hardware being sold today will support the finalized spec and perform well I have no problem with it.
 
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this is great and all...
but do we have any wireless cards at the moment capable of using this standard?
 
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Hell yes I know what my next router will be this looks awesome!

Looks like I'll be needing some new adapters tho... oh well wonder what the range will be on this tho....
 
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I got a N router that will do 300mbs the computer in the bedroom upstairs will do about the same as the main computer downstairs thats wired wtf do I need more speed for, and by the way is'nt 5ghz a shorter range then 2.4ghz (hence why radio waves can travel dozens of miles)?
 

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I got a N router that will do 300mbs the computer in the bedroom upstairs will do about the same as the main computer downstairs thats wired wtf do I need more speed for, and by the way is'nt 5ghz a shorter range then 2.4ghz (hence why radio waves can travel dozens of miles)?
try actually testing the speed on that wireless connection, and then i can give you an answer. if all you're testing is internet speed, then you're clearly not interested in high speed LAN anyway.
 

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Trendnet was the first I Thought? Oh well I love Netgear routers and would snag this up but I am going to wait. This way, when it is finalized, I can get it cheaper and better. I see this sort of being like Draft N routers were.
 

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Trendnet was the first I Thought? Oh well I love Netgear routers and would snag this up but I am going to wait. This way, when it is finalized, I can get it cheaper and better. I see this sort of being like Draft N routers were.
i havent used netgear in years, hating the one i'm on now. my cheap TP link is far superior to this more expensive netgear (near useless QoS and bandwidth shaping)
 

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The main reason I'm wiring my house with CAT6. :D

Wireless is great...but nothing beats a physical cable connection.
Yep. Ditto. The only wireless devices in my house are laptops, tablets and smart phones. 2 of 3 of which have no provisions for wired connections anyway.

I got a N router that will do 300mbs the computer in the bedroom upstairs will do about the same as the main computer downstairs thats wired wtf do I need more speed for, and by the way is'nt 5ghz a shorter range then 2.4ghz (hence why radio waves can travel dozens of miles)?
Try streaming a BD remux over that and see if it doesn't stutter. Mine did, so I went wired.
 

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i run wired here - but i use a wifi N bridge to do so.


wired speeds in my room, wireless to the core router.