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D-Link Ships its First 802.11ac Router

2012-07-18 09:12 by
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Delivering gigabit wireless speeds, higher capacity and broader coverage for home networks, D-Link today announced its first 802.11ac router – the Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) – is now available.

The Cloud Router 5700 offers dual-band wireless performance of up to 1750Mbps for today's high-bandwidth gaming and HD streaming applications, and features D-Link's Cloud App, allowing consumers to monitor and control the home network remotely. The Cloud Router 5700 provides users with easy access to manage and stream local content from a connected USB drive to mobile devices via D-Link’s SharePort™ mobile app.

Equipped with Broadcom's 5G WiFi (802.11ac) chip, the Cloud Router 5700 delivers the world's fastest wireless speeds at up to 1750 Mbps (1300 ac + 450 n) – three times faster than the fastest Wireless N technology. Using the 5GHz band, the Cloud Router 5700 allows for less interference and a cleaner connection. In addition, the Cloud Router 5700 provides future proof with support of the IPv6 standard and is backwards compatible with previous generation 802.11n wireless standards, ensuring that current products and networks do not become obsolete.

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by freddiesteinbrunner - 2012-07-30 01:03
I am looking at 802.11ac routers, and I read this from Qualcomm:

What caught my eye is that they were talking about the 802.11n launch, and the upcoming 802.11ac products, "As a result, this rush to market diminished interoperability and performance in the first products to hit the market."

So, if there was a problem with people launching 802.11n early, and the 11ac certification will not be ready till next year, why are these several router makers jumping the gun and releasing 802.11ac routes now?

Do these few manufactures think we are dumb enough to buy their non Wifi certified 802.11ac routers? Oh wait, the answer is 'yes'!! That is why you can buy them now.

If this was a problem with 11n, why won’t it be a problem with 11ac?

Do you think it is better to wait till early next year to get a WiFi Certified router?
by Philip - 2012-08-05 23:21
Early adoption applying "draft" standards is pretty common with many technologies, it is not unique to Wi-Fi.

Most 802.11ac routers that are already shipping also support at least 300Mbps 802.11n, so I'd buy them, but only if you have other 802.11ac devices to connect with. If not, it is kind of a mute point, a single 802.11ac router will not increase your throughput, and their price should drop considerably when there is wider adoption.
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