Have you had the same wireless router for years? You might want to seriously think about getting an upgrade to one that supports the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. Even if you've had no problems with your current router, an upgraded version will give you faster, more reliable Wi-Fi. It's likely that you already own new devices which support the new wireless networking standards, so why not speed everything up with a new, up-to-date router. It's time to upgrade!
The latest wireless standard on the market is the 802.11ac. It achieves greater speeds that it predecessor 802.11n and also operates on the less cluttered 5 Ghz band. As a result, you get less wireless interference and a more reliable signal.
Simply put an 802.11ac network offers two key benefits over an 802.11n network. Increased speed of data transfer. And a more reliable signal / connection.
802.11ac implements a number of new technologies to increase speed, and if you have a lot of simultaneous users on your network, like to transfer large amounts of data (including streaming HD video), you'll want to upgrade to this new standard.
Also, because the 802.11ac standard operates in the 5 Ghz band which is less cluttered than the 2.4 Ghz band used by the older 802.11n standard (lots of devices such as cordless phones also utilise the 2.4 Ghz band), the quality and reliably of the wireless connection is improved.
In order to enjoy the benefits of an upgraded router that supports the 802.11ac standard, the devices that connect to it will need to support this standard too. To determine whether your current devices support the 802.11ac wireless standard, check the bottom of your device, or the box it came in when you purchased it. Alternatively you can use the model number and search on the web. Your device will have specifications on which wireless standard it supports. 802.11n and 802.11g indicate dated standards.
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