Belkin unveils 802.11ac router lineup, $139 and $159

By Rick · 4 replies
Jun 21, 2012
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  1. According to this press release, Belkin will be joining a small but growing club of vendors who offer wireless routers with 802.11ac. The latest Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ac operates on 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously to deliver higher speeds than current…

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  2. Once we learn the art of making 2+2=5, we'll be able to make sense of their math; until then, keep trying! :p
  3. This is no different than wireless N.... What a total waste of money.

    Provides faster speeds that we can use maybe 20 years down the road when providers catch up until then ummmm whats the point of this? Why not actually improve range? Speed is pointless when we aren't even close to N...

    This is like buying a bomb shelter and hoping you use it one day.
  4. The extra speed is used most commonly for large file transfers between computers in a local network (ie.file syncing)
  5. 11ac doesn't work in the 2.4GHz band the 300 figure is for the 11n scheme that will still use the lower frequency.
    This is all good stuff, if one runs a home server, dlna/nfs/samba or whatever these rates are very usefull. obviously if one is just connecting from 20M broadband to a laptop then it only helps in so far as with all the congestion that occurs in built up areas people clear the airwaves faster.

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