Gigabit Wi-Fi, 802.11ac, is officially here, but what does that really mean? Here’s my list of the five things you need to know before you invest in this new wireless technology.
1) 802.11ac is not going to give you a Gigabit of throughput
True, 802.11ac access points working with 802.11ac devices will give you faster data transmission feeds than 802.11n. The Wi-Fi Alliance claims that Wi-Fi Certified 802.11ac can deliver data rates up to more than double those of a typical 802.11n network. Practically speaking the Alliance claims that “this means a network can support simultaneously streaming multiple HD-quality videos to multiple devices.”