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Netgear announces world's first 802.11ac Wi-Fi router

By Jos ยท 5 replies
Apr 26, 2012
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  1. Netgear today announced the release of what it claims is the world's first router to utilize Broadcom's "5G Wi-Fi" 802.11ac chips, which are supposedly capable of delivering speeds over 1Gbit/s...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,957   +1,289

    thats cool. My current router is sorta throttling my download speeds :/
  3. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    I'd appreciate the better range. I don't have any need to push files at Gigabit speed between my home computers. (yet) We do very little file sharing as it is.
  4. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 456   +22

    This does not makes sense! Firstly, AC operates STRICTLY on the 5.0GHx range. Secondly: the 5.0GHz band has a shorter range so I struggle to understand how they quoting an increase by 40%. Are they simply more powerful antennae? If that si the case than attributing that to the chip is pretty piss-poor.

    All of this comes straight from the TechSpot article on the new wireless standard...
  5. BabblingSage

    BabblingSage TS Rookie

    I am surprised that Netgear didn't decided to have 3.0 USB ports for its new hub, I think that might prove a bad move on their part if there trying to provide a future proof hub.
    Another feature I would love to have seen on it, would have been extra Giganet ports
  6. hey does anyone know where we can preorder the R6300

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