Current generation Wifi routers are slow and sluggish and often the bottleneck of your internet. This is about to change with First Dual-band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router from Netgear.
802.11ac is the new Wireless standard poised to change it all. Even though we saw MultiGigabit technology like WiGig,WHDI, SiBEAM, with WiGig offering upto 7Gigabit, its not happening anytime soon.
Netgear would be the first manufacturer to build next-generation router which can achieve speeds of up to 1.3Gbps in the 5GHz band. This is at least 3x times faster than the current 802.11n standard.
How Gigabit Routers work
Netgear R6300 runs on a WiFi chip from Broadcom and uses a number of new techniques to achieve gigabit wireless speeds. 802.11ac uses 5Ghz spectrum which is relativelty less crowded and results in better efficiency. This Netgear Gigabit router combines its channels to access up to 80MHz of bandwidth at once. To further improve the throughput, it uses “beam forming” which maximizes the signal strength.
Also coming Gigabit Routers are from Buffalo and TrendNet within this year.
As per Netgear:
With an elegant new design that fits perfectly in consumers’ living spaces, the router increases the coverage area for HD streaming in the home. The NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router has speeds of up to 1300 Mbps on 5GHz and 450 Mbps on 2.4GHz enabling consumers to download web content from any device in the home in a fraction of the time it would take on a similar 802.11n device.
Even though you can buy a Gigabit wireless router today, there are no CPE clients compatible with it i.e. there are no 802.11ac-compatible devices (phones, laptops, etc). However, Broadcom, Qualcomm, and Quantenna are manufacturing chips to make devices 802.11ac-compatible by 2013.In Q1 2013, we will see official IEEE standardization of 802.11ac. Even thought standardization is far off, there’s no harm in getting Netgear R6300 Gigabit router today, since, its fully backward compatible.
Netgear R6300 will be available in May 2012 for $199. Grab it and secure your future with MultiGigabit.