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Buffalo announces 802.11ac wireless router

by Steven Williamson on 17 January 2012, 15:46

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Wireless network specialist, Buffalo Technology has unveiled its AirStation WZR-1750H router, which will operate in the 5GHz space and boast wireless speeds of 1300Mbps.

Due for release in the second half of 2012, the AirStation wireless router uses new 802.11ac technology, also known as 5G Wi-Fi, which claims to be three times faster than 802.11n and deliver interference-free connectivity, faster throughput and broader coverage.

The router will be backwards compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standards and come equipped with five gigabit Ethernet ports.

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By combining the 1.3 Gbps 802.11ac 5 GHz technology with the existing 450 Mbps 802.11n 2.4 GHz solution, Buffalo provides consumers a no-compromise, future proofed wireless infrastructure for their digital world,” says Paul Hudson, Sales Director, Northern Europe at Buffalo Technology.

Alongside the Buffalo AirStation WZR-1750H, the North America based manufacturer also plans to release the WLI-TX4-1300H 802.11ac media bridge with four gigabit Ethernet ports for connecting other devices.

The next-generation IEEE 802.11ac wireless computer networking standard isn’t expected to be complete until the end of the year, although Broadcom, Redpine and Quantenna Communications all claim they’ll have chipsets ready for the second half of 2012.

Want to see the router in action? Check out the video straight from the show floor at CES.

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That was an interesting diagram - didn't realise that 802.11g was so old (nearly 10 years), I've still not really made the shift to 802.11n so maybe I need to pull my socks up and get it in. ;)

That said, “g” is perfectly good enough to do what I want, although more reliability would be nice.
Based on that, within the last 15 years we've seen an 800x increase in wireless speed, if the 1.8Gbps is correct, compared with 2Mbps.

So, if it carries on at the same rate for another 15 years, we could see petabit connections :o

Or is that just wrong? :p
I would expect it to level out at some point.
Well at least we will see more APs and routers with gigabit ethernet connections. No point in having wireless that fast if it can't connect to other devices at anything like that speed.
Well I'm interested if it allows more routers to work together. I remember when I was the first wifi signal I could detect on my road. Now I'm struggling to find a free channel - Let alone one with no interference! In fact I seem to find BT routers keeps grabbing the best channels.