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802.11ac - A New Wireless Standard
To meet these growing needs from the ever growing production of Wi-Fi devices, there is a new wireless standard: 802.11ac.
802.11ac promises extraordinary improvements in speed, reliability, and quality!
Practical Advantages of 802.11ac
802.11ac improves existing uses such as HD video streaming. Streaming HD video over a wireless connection that lacks the required bandwidth can result in choppy video playback, which greatly diminishes the user experience. 802.11ac will significantly enhance the user experience by improving the playback quality to any point throughout the house. With 802.11ac, for the first time wireless will provide similar performance as wired Gigabit connections!
Dropped connections, poor quality connections, and limited mobility are major areas of frustration for users today. 802.11ac solves these problems by significantly improving range and providing 3 times the performance, while preserving the battery life.
In addition to meeting today's growing needs such as streaming video, the new standard will also enable a variety of new uses such as simultaneous HD video streams to multiple receivers, wireless displays, and large-file wireless transfers. It's also better equipped to handle the seemingly boundless growth in the number and type of Wi-Fi devices (even many appliances are becoming Wi-Fi equipped), as well as the corresponding traffic that comes with that growth.
Key Advantages of 802.11ac over 802.11n:
Gigabit speed wireless with approximately 3 times the performance of 802.11n
Better performance at any range with fewer dead spots
More reliable connections for media streaming with beam-forming
More Wi-Fi bandwidth on your mobile
Only utilizes the 5 GHz Band, which is less prone to interference
Backward compatible to 802.11 a & n, which also use the 5 GHz band