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#1 donhernandez34



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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:05 AM

I am thinking about getting one of the new 802.11ac routers that were just released.

So been reading some reviews and some of them mentioned that these early released products are not WiFi certified 802.11ac products, since the certification won’t start until early next year.

My understanding is that if they are not 802.11ac Certified then it could cause problems with devices that are released after the 11ac certification is started, so I am thinking of waiting, or getting a 11n router.

Should I only buy a 802.11ac router that has WiFi Certification?

I read this will be in March or april next year, is that right?

Also, what about Win 8 compatability - I assume Win 8 will have no problem with 802.11ac, correct?

#2 donhernandez34



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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:39 PM


Well, I am also thinking of an 802.11n router if I can't get more info on the 11ac Wifi Certified issue.

I found the WD Mynet 900 router:


I spent an hour looking at 802.11n routers and I think the WD My Net N900 HD Dual-Band Router might be the best bet, since it was designed specifically to accelerate movies, video and gaming. I found this pr from them

They mention “The exclusive FasTrack Plus technology provides intelligent, real-time traffic prioritization for simultaneous HD and 3D media streaming and online gaming.”

So what is this FasTrack Plus really doing?

Is this something that other routers do?

#3 gyaMe



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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:37 AM

I have no qualms recommending the Netgear R6300 ... A very good AC wireless Router.

Certification means that at a very basic level interoperability is assured ... However there are varying options and not everyone producing chips for This new standard will support all the options ... So at a higher level interoperability is not assured for the more advanced options some may choose to offer.

If you are nervouse about being an early adopter then stick with N. IMO certification for the AC standard will not happen until late 2013. rx247.net [censored]

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